Johannes

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Johannes (Yohannes)
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Latin, German, Hebrew, or Dutch Name
Other names
Related names John, Jan, Yann, Ian, Juan, Jean, Giovanni, Hovannes, Seán

Johannes is the Latin form of the personal name that usually appears as "John" in English language contexts. It is a variant of the Greek name Ιωάννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name Yehochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious". The name became popular in Northern Europe, especially in Germany. Common German variants for Johannes are Johann, Hans (diminutized to Hänschen or Hänsel, known from "Hansel and Gretel", a fairy tale by the Grimm brothers), Hannes, Jens (from Danish) and Jan (from Dutch). Jan is a variant of John known in Catalan, Czech, Slovenian, Dutch, Scandinavian, Cornish, German, Afrikaans and Northern Germanic. Polish has its own variant Janusz as has Slovenian "Janez".

Common English variants for Johannes are Johanan, John, Johnny. In French is Jean, in Spanish Juan, in Portuguese is João, in Catalan is Joan, in Russian - Иван (Ivan), in Lithuanian - Jonas, in Armenian is Hovhannes, in Romanian is Ioan and in Italian is Giovanni. In Indonesia, it is Yohanes. The Irish or Scottish Gaelic equivalent is Eoghan or Eóin, and in Welsh it is Ieuan or Ifan, anglicized as "Evan". In Estonian Juhan, Jaan, Jaanus, Joonas and Hannes do come from the same root; Juss and Juku are the familiar names for Johannes.

People named Johannes[edit]

Fictional characters named Johannes[edit]

  • Johannes Cabal - The main character of a series of supernatural fiction novels and short stories by Jonathan L. Howard. Novels include: Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (2009), Johannes Cabal the Detective (2010), Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (2011). Short stories: "Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day" (2004), "Exeunt Demon King" (2006), "The Ereshklig Working" (2010), and "The House of Gears" (2011).
  • Johannes (The Traitor) is the main antagonist of the video game Rogue Legacy he is revealed at the game's ending to have betrayed the king and his family, and have discovered the Fountain of Youth. He is the Player's anscestor.

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