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Johan (M)>

Johan (male)

Synonym(s):Jumaat (M)
Variants:Jan (M) Jens (M) Jens (M) Johannes (M) John (M) Jon (M) Jöns (M)
Diminutive(s):Hans (M)
Pet Name(s):Hanke (M) Hanuš (M) Henning (M) Janusz (M)
Derivative(s):Hank (M)
Can be spelt:Johann (M)
Feminine form:Hanne (F) Hansine (F) Jensine (F) Johanna (F) Jonna (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

1. Low German, Czech and Scandinavian form of John [q.v.], from Hebrew "God has been gracious", and a variant of the Czech Jan.  See also Johann.

The English surname Hankin was a medieval derivative from Johan and it is from that surname that the popular US forename/pet name Hank comes. This is now more commonly a nickname for Henry especially in the US.

2. Malay, meaning "winner".