Johannes: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Johannes

Johannes

Pronunciation: yoh-HAH-nehs (key)

Origin of the name Johan:

Cognate of John (God is gracious), which is from the Middle Latin Johannes, an evolution of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes. Joannes is from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). The name, borne by several important biblical characters, was also borne by many saints, twenty-three popes, and many kings throughout Europe.

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Jan, Joe, Joey, John, Han, Hans, Honus

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Still Living:
Jóhannes Jónsson, an icelandic buisinessman
Jóhannes Ásbjörnsson, radio talk show host
Johannes 'Sevara' Linstead, award winning canadian guitarist

Deceased:
Johannes Kepler, astronomer who laid the foundations for Newton's Laws
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press
Johannes Brahms, composer
Johannes Vermeer, painter
Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner, legendary baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Mostly in German/Icelandic films, but a lot of interesting characters.

Johannes Cabal, main character in a series of novels by Jonathan L. Howard

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