Johannes name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Old Norse, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Tamil
Pronunciation: yo-HAHN-es
Meaning: German Form of John, Yahweh is Gracious and The Lord is Gracious
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What does Johannes mean?

Widespread boy name Johannes means "German Form of John, Yahweh is Gracious or The Lord is Gracious" and is rooted from Hebrew is notably used in Tamil, German, Danish, Swedish, Scandinavian, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, English, Old Norse and Greenlandic.

Johannes is variation of biblical, frequently used and eternal Jean. Jean is variation of biblical and ceaseless John. Jean is French equivalent of Johannes. Also Jean is English and Scottish cognate of Jeanne.

Jean means John, Yahweh is Gracious and God is Merciful came from Hebrew. Johannes is German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of John. Also Johannes is Latin form of The Greek Name Ιωαννης, Which is a Contracted Form of the Hebrew Name יוֹחָנָן, a Combination of Jo.

Also Johannes is Latin form of Hann, Meaning God is Gracious. The name is celebrated on December 27th.

How do I pronounce Johannes?

The one syllabled name Johannes is commonly pronounced as yo-HAHN-es. The pronunciation choose to emphasis on second HAHN syllable. The name can also be pronounced as jo-hannes or joha(n)-nes.

Variants of Johannes

Jehanne, Ieuan, Johanan, Hanko, Jean, John, Jeanne, Gean, Ioan, Ionel, Johnna, Jennine, Donajean, Jean-Claude, Janek, Jannek, Jan, Janica, Jane, Johansinnguaq, Dejohn, Gianni, Jackie, Yanis, Aaronjohn, John Paul

How popular is the name Johannes?

Johannes is common in Netherlands where over 905 new-borns have been given the name since 2015. At its zenith in 2016, the moniker grabbed the 70th spot and 208 baby boys were given the name.

Also, Johannes used to be a common name in Sweden, first appeared in 1998 and over 2499 babies have been given the name in 12 years. At the peak of its usage in 1998,.

After 12 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Johannes is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1913 and was able to reach the top 2000 names.

In 1966, it ranked 1685th when 54 boy were named Johannes. Over 1942 people have been named Johannes in United States. Johannes is a unique baby name in France, it has been in use since 1900 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 1906, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 430 on boy names chart when 30 babies were named Johannes. Over 694 babies in France have been named Johannes. Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 400 names.

In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 363 on boy names chart when 26 babies were named Johannes. Over 292 babies in Belgium have been named Johannes.

Johannes is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 2000.

Over 272 people have been named Johannes in England and Wales. Also, it is among the top 300 boy names in Switzerland. There are over 348 babies that have been given the name Johannes in Switzerland.

However things change on global perspective, Johannes is extremely popular in South Africa where every 1 in 200 have the name as well as in Germany. Also the baby name is popular in Namibia, Austria, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Norway and Denmark.

At least, 710000 people globally have carried Johannes as their given name according to our evaluation.

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Johannes in Nordic countries

First NameSecondary NameFirst NameSecondary Name

What numbers say about Johannes?

You always hope your intuition is wrong and give people a chance to earn your trust. You are born to be a singer, writer, actor, model, or a public speaker. You have a bossy nature in love. Pay attention to your friends. Not everyone wishes you well. Become best at what you do for a living. Be careful not to drain yourself. Use your gut around people. You are not used to standing in one place for too long because monotony isn't a thing you can get used to like many people today.

Parents who liked Johannes, loved these names

  •  Marten - Unusual Marten is used specifically in Swedish and Scandinavian, Marten means "Warlike, Like Mars or Little Marcus", a boy name is rooted from Latin
  •  Ben means Son of the Right Hand or Son Son Of has origin in Hebrew and Arabic aimed at both boys and girls is used dominantly in Frisian and Norwegian. In 1989, outstanding name Ben managed to bag 448th position among boy names in United States
  •  Daley - Daley's meaning is Assembly or In the Valley of the Survivors is used specifically in Icelandic and Finnish, a gender insensitive name has origin in Old Norse, Celtic and English
  •  Delbert - Predominantly used in English and Dutch unfading and preeminent, Delbert means "Bright Nobility or Bright Like Daytime" and a unisex name is originated from Germanic and English
  •  Juliana - Cherished and All time favorite unisex name Juliana means "Julia or Downy Bearded" used in Finnish, Old Norse and German is originated from Latin language

Famous people named Johannes

  • Johannes Rau, German politician of the SPD
  • Johannes Agricola, German Protestant Reformer
  • Johannes Brahms, German composer and pianist of the Romantic period
  • Johannes Daniel Falk, German publisher and poet
  • Johannes Dantiscus,
  • Johannes Oecolampadius, German Protestant reformer
  • Johannes Jacobus Poortman,
  • Johannes von Müller, Swiss historian
  • Johannes Rudbeckius, next to the gymnasiums in Västerås
  • Johannes Fritsch, German composer
  • Johannes Baumann, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Johannes Virolainen, Finnish politician and
  • Johannes Secundus, New Latin poet of Dutch nationality
  • Johannes Junius, mayor of Bamberg
  • Johannes Crellius, Polish and German theologian
  • Johannes Ciconia, composer and music theorist of the late Middle Ages
  • Johannes Janssen, Catholic priest and German historian
  • Johannes H. Berg Jr., Johannes H. Berg Jr
  • Johannes Thiele, German zoologist specialized in malacology
  • Johannes Tinctoris, Renaissance composer and music theorist
  • Johannes Aal, Swiss Roman Catholic theologian
  • Johannes Dieckmann, German journalist and politician
  • Johannes Birringer, independent media choreographer and artistic director of AlienNation Co
  • Johannes Abezier, Roman Catholic religious and political leader of the Teutonic Knights
  • Johannes Fabricius, Frisian/German astronomer and a discoverer of sunspots
  • Johannes Ewald, Danish national dramatist and poet
  • Johannes Ambundii, German ecclesiastic
  • Johannes Sturm, German-French educator and Protestant reformer
  • Johannes Bobrowski, German lyric poet, narrative writer
  • Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer
  • Johannes Grubenmann, member of the Swiss family Grubenmann
  • Johannes Semper, Estonian poet, writer, translator and politician
  • Johannes de Sacrobosco, scholar
  • Johannes Acronius Frisius, Dutch doctor and mathematician of the 16th century
  • Johannes Acronius, German Reformed theologian
  • Johannes Schefferus, was one of the most important Swedish humanists of his time
  • Johannes Theodor Baargeld, a German painter and poet who
  • Johannes Busch, major reformer and provost of a community of Canons Regular
  • Johannes von Tepl, Bohemian writer of the German language
  • Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer
  • Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist
  • Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist mainly
  • Johannes Hevelius, scientist
  • Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his work on an equation of state for gases and liquids
  • Johannes Trithemius, German Benedictine abbot and a polymath
  • Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist, comparative anatomist
  • Johannes Winkler, German rocket pioneer
  • Johannes Stark, German physicist and Physics Nobel Prize laureate
  • Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and professor of anatomical pathology at the University of Copenhagen
  • Johannes Bugenhagen, theologian
  • Johannes Gutenberg, German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer
  • Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter
  • Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author
  • Johannes Ockeghem, most famous composer of the Franco-Flemish School
  • Johannes Heesters, Dutch-born actor of stage
  • Johannes Itten, Swiss expressionist painter, designer, teacher
  • Johannes Schmidt, German linguist
  • Johannes Valentinus Andreae, a
  • Johannes Zukertort, leading German-Polish chess master
  • Johannes Blaskowitz, German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  4. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  5. Office fédéral de la statistique,
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  7. SCB- Statistikmyndigheten,
  8. Digi- ja väestötietovirasto,
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