Name for 27th January- Johan

Scandinavian, Low German and Czech form of Iohannes (see JOHN). (behindthename.com)

Still very Old European, conjuring up the image of a classical composer. But rising on the U.S. popularity list, largely thanks to Heidi Klum andSeal‘s young son. (nameberry.com)

Nicknames & Variations:
Johatan, Johathon, Johanan, Johathan, Joahan, Johanthan, Johannan, Johahn, Joannes, Johane, Johon, Johaun (nameberry.com)

Origin of the name Johan:Cognate of John (God is gracious), which is from the Middle Latin Johannes, an evolution of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes. Joannes is from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). The name, borne by several important biblical characters, was also borne by many saints, twenty-three popes, and many kings throughout Europe.From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Global Popularity
of the Name Johan
#46 in Denmark
#67 in Norway
#83 in Sweden
#450 in United States (babynamewizard.com)
Anders Anna Axel Brita CarlCharlotta Christina Edda ElmerHulda Jacob Johan OswaldoJohanna Jonas Lina MagnusMarco Mauritz Morne RamseyRohan Teresia (known siblings babynamewizard.com)

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    Sophia said,

    I don’t mind this name, it’s okay, but I just can’t get over how cute little Johan is in the picture! Sooo adorable!


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