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Pronunciation German pronunciation: [ˈjoːhan]
Afrikaans pronunciation: [jo'hɑːn]
Gender Male
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "God is merciful"
Region of origin Germanic
Other names
Related names John, Johan, Johannes

Johann (German: [ˈjoːhan], Afrikaans: [jo'hɑːn]), typically a male given name, is the Germanized form of the originally Hebrew language name "Yohanan" (meaning "God is merciful"). It is a form of the Germanic and Latin given name "Johannes." The English language form is John. It is uncommon as a surname.


People with the name Johann include:[1]

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  1. ^ "Origin and Meaning of the Name Johann". Retrieved 2007-12-15.