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 Greek 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).

Related Names

VariantsJan, Johann(German) Jan, Johan, John(Dutch) Jan, Johan, Jon, Jens, John(Swedish) Jan, Johan, Jon, Jone, Jens, John(Norwegian) Jan, Jens, Johan, Jon, John(Danish) Jani, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani(Finnish) Jaan, Juhan(Estonian) Joannes(Late Roman)
DiminutivesHannes, Hans, Jo(German) Hanne, Hannes, Jo, Joop(Dutch) Hannes, Janne, Jöns(Swedish) Jo(Norwegian) Jannick, Jannik(Danish) Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Hannes, Janek(Estonian)
Feminine FormsJana, Janina(German) Jana, Janna(Dutch) Janina, Janna(Swedish) Janika, Janina(Finnish) Jaana, Jana, Janika(Estonian)
Other Languages & CulturesGjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jon, Ganix, 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, Hanuš, Honza, Janek(Czech) Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shon, Hank, Jack, Jackie, Jake, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Shayne, Van(English) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Jeannot, Yanick, Yanis, Yannick(French) Xoán(Galician) Ivane, Ioane, Vano(Georgian) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón, Hannes(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giò, Nino, Vanni(Italian) Ivans, Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Jovica, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janek, Janusz(Polish) Ivan, João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Vanya(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Ian, Jock(Scottish) Eòin, Iain, Seoc(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Jovica, Vanja(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Ivo, Janko, Vanja(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juancho, Juanito, Juantxo(Spanish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Ieuan, Ioan, Siôn, Ianto, Iefan, Ifan, Iwan(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsJohannessen(Danish) Johannessen(Norwegian)
Same SpellingJóhannes

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Name Days

Denmark: May 6
Denmark: August 29
Denmark: December 27
Estonia: June 24
Finland: June 24
Germany: August 29
Norway: June 24
Sweden: December 27

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Entry updated May 29, 2020