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Pronunciation "YO-hann"
Gender Male
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "God is merciful"
Region of origin Germanic
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Related names John, Johan, Johannes

Johann ("YO-hann" in German, but "Yo-HANN in, for instance, Afrikaans), 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", which comes from Johan. The English language form is John. It is uncommon as a surname. People with the name include:[1]


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