Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:1288
Meaning:God is gracious; champion
Johan is a masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is gracious." A short form of Johannes, Johan is rooted in the Greek name Ioannes which itself traces back to the Hebrew name Yochanan. Truly a title of many guises, Johan has been openly embraced across Northern Europe, enjoying many variations throughout Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Yet its most revered form is the English John, whose lineage includes two leading figures of the Old Testament, poets, philosophers, emperors, and rulers. Even in the Malay language, Johan retains a glorious stature as "champion," setting the stage for baby to carve out their own unique meaning with civility and confidence.

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