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What does Johannes mean?

Johannes Pronunciation of Johannes [jo-hannes] as a name for boys is a Hebrew name, and the name Johannes means "God is gracious". Johannes is an alternate spelling of John (Hebrew). See also Hovannes and Ieuan.

Associated with: gracious.


15 related forms via John: Giannes, Hannes, Ioannes, Ioannis, Janne, Joannes, Johan, Johanan, Johann, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Jovanney and Jovanni.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Johannes Flynn (J.F.), ..

How popular is Johannes?

Johannes is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8911 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Johannes reached its apex rank of #48 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johannes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johannes outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Johannes ranked in the Top 2000 are John (#26 a year ago), Johnny (#310), Johan (#553), Jovanni (#1049), Johann (#1292), Johnnie (#1531), Hannes and Johnie. Other variants, like Ioannis, are seldom used. These forms of Johannes were favored as baby names 135 years ago (usage of 8.31%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.65%, down 92%), with forms like Johnny falling out of fashion. Johan is the most chic birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johan, Johann, John, Johnie, Johnnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnny, Jovanni in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johannes, Hannes, Johan, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adohnes, Barnes, Channe, Charles, Dennes, Ennes, Gaines, Gaynes, Innes, Jabes, Jahan, Jamaine, James, Janek, Janesh, Janna, Jannai, Janos, Janse, Jansen, Janus, Janzen, Jaques, Jaymes, Jeannot, Jehan, Jeovanni, Jianni, Jimenes, Johar, Johnson, Johntay, Johnte, Johon, Joiner, Jonas, Jones, Jonn, Jonnie, Jonny, Jonte, Jontez, Joran, Jovan, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanno, Jovanny, Jovany, Jovonni, Joyner, Magnes, Mohandas, Montes, Raines, Raynes, Romanes, Shannen, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Yohannan and Yovanney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Johannes.

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