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What does Yochanan mean?

Yochanan Pronunciation of Yochanan [yochanan] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yochanan is "God is gracious". Variant of John.

Associated with: gracious.


Yochanan has 2 variants: Johanan and Yohannan.

1 more alternative form via John: Johann.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Yochanan Brantley (Y.B.), ..

How popular is Yochanan?

Yochanan is a rare first name for men. Yochanan is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Yochanan (outside Top 2000) are Johann (#1292 from current records) and John (#26). Adoption of these forms of Yochanan was well-received among parents in the 1880s (average #1000) and is now much lower (#659, 93.3%), with the version John becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Achidan, Aodhagan, Bohdan, Buchanan, Chanan, Chandan, Chayan, Cochran, Conan, Donavan, Donnan, Eachan, Eachann, Elchana, Elchanah, Elchanan, Elhanan, Elhannan, Eoghan, Hanan, Ishaan, Janan, Johan, Jordaan, Lachlan, Lachman, Mochan, Mohegan, Mohican, Monahan, Nachman, Pathalan (see Parthalan), Powhatan, Rohan, Ronan, Roshan, Scanlan, Shaan, Shanan, Shannan, Shayan, Sohan, Solaman, Yanai, Yann, Yonas, Youman, Yovanni, Yovanny and Yucatan. Like Yochanan, these names are not commonly used.

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