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Gender: M Meaning of Johannes: "God is gracious" Origin of Johannes: German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Estonian variation of John

An Old World name that might have a chance to rise again with other ancient and exotic forms. Be sure to say yo-hahn-es.

Famous People Named Johannes

Johannes Brahms, German composer
Johannes von Trapp, one of the real-life children of Georg Johannes and Maria von Trapp (of "Sound of Music" fame)
Patrick Johannes Adams, Canadian actor
Johannes Kepler, German astronomer
Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter
Johannes Gutenberg, German inventor of the printing press
Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist
Johannes Hevelius, German astronomer
Johannes Scotus Eriugena, Irish theologian
Johannes Diderik van der Waals, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics
Johannes Stark, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Johannes Fibiger, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Pop Culture References for the name Johannes

Johannes, the seducer in "The Seducer's Diary" by Soeren Kierkegaard