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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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Name from children’s books

When I was home in the holidays I had some time in the library and flicked through some kids books.

Jack (Rabbit), Martha (Dog), Ally (crocodile), Rose (elephant),

Nancy, Jonathan, Adrian, Felix, Quincy (g), Zara, Nika (g),

Primrose, Wilfred, Poppy, Pipkin, Buttercup (mice),

Oscar (dog), Ellie (elephant), Oliver (koala), Billy (bear),

Felicity, Jack, Ellie, Maisie Moo, Lucy, Emily, Lucy, Kaito (g),

Mango (monkey), Bruno (bear), Cushie (cow), Buddy (dog),

Elvis (dog), Henry (bear), Malu (kangaroo), Ruby & Joe (kangaroos),

Charlotte, Edward & Isabelle (toys), Louie (tui),

Tilly & Toby (twins), Tabitha, Clarine, Lisa, Pam, Stuart, Bobby, Betty,

Shon, Sian, Mitch, Christopher, Ollie, Erandi, Steven, Theresa, Michael,

Rufus & Max (dogs), Cleo (cat), Elmer (elephant), Fergus (dog),

Joe, Barry, Winston, Bo (g).

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and the boys

Ewan, Leif, Aurelius, Banjo, Cosimo, Milo, Rafferty, Ned, Leland, Bernie, Jonas, Rex, Ciaran, Abe, Cole, Cullen, Edward, Harvey, Henry,Hugh, Ira, Meyer, Otis, Oren, Roosevelt, Noah, Oscar, Elihu, Kofi, Tenzin, Asa, Isidro, Edme, Galileo, Alexander, Art, Elias, Ole, Otto, Rexford, Silas, Arlo, Bartholomew, Knox, Montgomery, Inis, Romney, Ryo, Bruno, Indigo, Jasper, Arno, Aries, Bram, Jay, Jonah, Leo, Oisin, Grover, Heath, Ivo, Ephraim, Arthur, Bart, Dexter, Elmer, Theodore, Oswald, Cassius, Ambrose, Elliot, Joel, Nilo, Felix, Emmitt, Julius, Baxter, Christian, Hector, Wallace, Abel, Thabo, Augustus, Abraham, Calvin, Chester, Franklin, Grover, Millard, Lyon, Russell, Rutherford, Tazewell, Caius, Cato, Iago, Orlando.

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