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

Johann, typically a male given name, is the Germanized form of the originally Hebrew language name יוחנן (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. 
  2. ^ Oron, Aryeh; Braatz, Thomas (2011). "Johann Andreas Kuhnau (Musician, Bach's Pupil)". Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kuhnau, Johann Andreas (Copyist)". Retrieved 1 March 2017. 1761 date from Musikgeschichte Lubecks by Hennings