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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. yo-HA-nəs(German)
yo-HAH-nəs(Dutch)
yo-HAN-əs(Danish)
YO-hahn-nehs(Finnish)
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Meaning & History

Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
VariantsJan, Johann(German) Jan, Johan, John(Dutch) Jan, Jens, Johan, Jon, John(Swedish) Jan, Jens, Johan, Jon, Jone, John(Norwegian) Jan, Jens, Johan, Jon, John(Danish) Jani, Janne, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani(Finnish) Jaan, Juhan(Estonian) Joannes(Late Roman)
DiminutivesHannes, Hans, Jo(German) Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, Joop(Dutch) Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne, Jöns(Swedish) Hans, Jo(Norwegian) Hans, Jannick, Jannik(Danish) Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish)
Feminine FormsJana, Janina, Johanna(German) Jana, Janna, Johanna(Dutch) Janina, Janna, Johanna(Swedish) Johanna, Johanne(Norwegian) Johanna, Johanne(Danish) Janika, Janina, Johanna(Finnish) Johanna(Estonian) Johanna(Late Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn, Rashaun(African American) Gjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ganix, Ion, Jon, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko(Bulgarian) Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja(Croatian) Ivan, Jan, Honza, Janek(Czech) Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Hank, Jack, Jackie, Jake, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Shayne, Van(English) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Jeannot, Yanick, Yanis, Yannic, Yannick(French) Xoán(Galician) Ioane, Ivane, Vano(Georgian) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Gianni, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, Vanni(Italian) Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Jovica, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek(Polish) João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Vanya(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Eoin, Iain, Ian, Jock, Seoc(Scottish) Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Jovica, Vanja(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Janko(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito(Spanish) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto(Welsh)
Same SpellingJóhannes

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