First name - Meaning and origin

First name - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:


Meaning of the name:

Johann is a name derived from the Hebrew version "Yehohanan". This name that gave birth to Johann is composed of "Yeho" and "hanan", which together translate "God forgives".

In German culture, Johann is the transcription of "John". This first name is more widespread in Austria and Germany. Several men of letters and legendary musicians so named contributed to its popularity. The French, for their part, adopted this name about five decades ago.


Both of German origin, Johann Sebastian Bach was an illustrious organist and musician of the 18th century, and Johann Adolph Hasse was opera master and composer of Baroque music. The story includes many famous Johann, including Johann Adam Hiller writer, conductor and composer, Johann Friedrich Gmelin naturalist and chemist of the 19th century and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, statesman, playwright, novelist and poet of the 19th century . We can also mention the Austrians Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach sculptor and architect, the astronomer Johann Palisa and the composer Johann Strauss. Johann Bernoulli is a famous Swiss physicist and mathematician.

Celebrated on December 27, St. John the Evangelist and his brother James were the first apostles of Jesus Christ. Witnessing the passion and transfiguration of Jesus, St. John the Evangelist was entrusted with the Church and the mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary.

His character :

The Johann are naturally curious, intelligent and dynamic boys. Their enthusiasm and good mood are communicative. They easily create a jovial atmosphere, which makes them highly appreciated by others. Although at times they may seem proud, the Johann are sentimental and sensitive and like to be surrounded by their loved ones.


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His party :

December 27th.

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