Johan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An archaic variant of Joan, from Old French Johan, from Latin Johanna.

Proper noun[edit]

Johan

  1. A female given name.
    • 1893 Frank Peel, Spen Valley, Past and Present, Senior and Co., 1893, page 64:
      William, the youthful heir, grew up, married and died, as we have already seen, of the sweating sickness, leaving only a daughter named Johan or Jennett, who was but two months old at his death;

Usage notes[edit]

  • Included in the hundred most common given names of women born in Scotland in 1900.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Johan.

Proper noun[edit]

Johan

  1. A male given name: John

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Johan

  1. A male given name derived from Johannes (John).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 22 356 males with the given name Johan have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Johan ?

  1. A male given name derived from Johannes.

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Johannes

Proper noun[edit]

Johan m

  1. A male given name, an equivalent of John.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Johan: Johansson
  • daughter Johan: Johansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Johan
Accusative Johan
Dative Johani
Genitive Johans

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval short form of Johannes (John).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jʊˈhɑn/, [jʊˈhɑnː]

Proper noun[edit]

Johan

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The most common given name of men born in Norway in the 1900s decade.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 862 males with the given name Johan living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Johannes (John). First recorded in Sweden in runes in the 11th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Johan

  1. A male given name.
    • 1975 Christer Kihlman, Dyre prins, Wahlström & Widstrand, ISBN 9146121315, page 113:
      Som liten var jag ganska stolt över mitt namn. Donald! Det klingade minsann mäktigare det än både Kalle och Ville och Lasse. Senare, när jag upphöjt mig själv i borgarståndet och för säkerhets skull beseglat min borgerlighet genom äktenskapet med Gunnel Lindermann hade jag uppriktigt sagt gärna hetat nånting annat, nånting mera traditionellt ståndsmässigt, eller från den synpunkten konventionellare, som Johan eller Henrik eller Carl-Gustaf. Till och med Max och Moritz och Niklas hade gått an.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The most common first name of men born in Sweden in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 172 874 males with the given name Johan living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.