Johannes - Meaning of Johannes
[ 3 syll. jo-han-nes, joh-ann-es ] The baby boy name Johannes is pronounced in Dutch as Yow-HHAAN-NahS or in German as Yow-HHAA-NehS †. Johannes is of Hebrew origin, and it is predominantly used in the Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages. Original forms of Johannes include Iohannes (Latinized), Joannes (Late Latin), and Johannes (Latin).
In addition, Johannes is a Dutch, German, and Scandinavian form of the English and Hebrew John.
The name Johannes is widely used; it has 31 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Forms used in English include Hanns, Johan (also used in Czech, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian), Johanes, Johannas, Johannus, Johansen, Johanson, and Johonson. The contractions Hannes (also used in Dutch, Finnish, and German) and Jo (also used in Dutch and German) are other English forms.
Foreign forms of Johannes include Ansat (Lithuanian), Hannu (Finnish), Hovhannes (Armenian), Jan (Czech, Dutch, German, Polish, and Scandinavian), Janco (Dutch), Janek (Estonian, Hungarian, and Polish), Janez (Slavic), Janje (Dutch), Janko (Dutch), Ján (Slavic), Jene (Dutch), Joannes (Dutch), João (Portuguese), Johann (German), Joop (Dutch and German), and Jóhannes (Scandinavian). Specific foreign variants include the contractions Hanno (German), Hans (Dutch, German, and Scandinavian), Hennes (German), Jannes (Dutch, Frisian, and German), Jannis (Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, and Scandinavian), and Jens (Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, and Scandinavian), and the diminutive forms Han (Dutch), Henning (Scandinavian and German), and Sjang (Dutch).
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Johannes.
Johannes is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Johannes, John was the most commonly used.
Baby names that sound like Johannes include Janacek, Janecek, Joannes, Jonukas, Junius, Ioannes, Yanika, Yannakis, Eugenios, Janak, Janco, Janek, Janesh, Janik, Janje, Janko, Jannes, Janosch, Janusz, and Januus.
† Pronunciation for Johannes: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
Details of famous persons named Johannes:
Artist Jan Vermeer, born Johannes van der Meer, Delft, Netherlands.
Composer Johannes Brahms, born 7 May 1833 - 3 April 1897, Hamburg, Germany.
Mathematician Johannes Kepler, born 27 December 1571 - 15 November 1630.
Painter Jan (Johannes) van Eyck, born 1395 - 1441, Burgundian Netherlands.
Printer Johannes Gutenberg, born Johann Gensfleisch, 1468, Mainz, Germany.