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

The name Johannes is a boy's name of German, Scandinavian, Dutch origin meaning "God is gracious". Johannes and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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.

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kmdharrington Says:


I know a Johannes who goes by Yanah.

Willow_Carter Says:


I love this name along with Johan but only pronounced like jo-han rather than yo-han and therefore I could never use it :/

snowsbeloved Says:


I know a baby Johannes!!! He is the cutest thing and the name fits him perfectly! His big sisters call him JoeJoe lol It's so refreshing to see this name instead of Aiden/Kaden/Jackson/Jacob

headintheclouds Says:


I love this version of John. Johannes, or not the shorter Johan/Johann, is definitely a top middle name consideration for a future boy of mine.