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Origin of the name JOHAN.
Etymology of the name JOHAN.
Meaning of the baby name JOHAN.


JOHAN.  Variant form of John (q.v.), meaning "Jehovah's gift (or grace)." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)  Usage: Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland.

Avelen, van den, or Aveelen, also written Aveele, (Johan), a Dutch engraver of moderate ability, worked at Stockholm from 1702 to 1712.
     Brun, (Johan Nordahl,) a Norwegian pulpit orator of high reputation, born near Drontheim in 1745, became Bishop of Bergen in 1804.  He wrote lyric poems, and a drama entitled "Zarine," said to have been the first original tragedy written in the Danish language.  Died in 1816.
     Berger, (Johan Eric,) a Danish savant, born about 1772, was professor of astronomy at Kiel.  He wrote "A General Sketch of Science," etc.  Died in 1833.
     Bergenhielm, (Johan,) Baron of, a Swedish statesman and Latin poet, born in Ostrogothia in 1629, rose to be secretary of state and chancellor of the court.  Died in 1704.
     Geselius, (Johan,) a prelate of Finland, born in 1615.  He became professor of theology and Greek at Dorpat, in Livonia, and in 1664, was ordained Bishop of Abo.  He wrote a valuable "Commentary on the Bible" in the Swedish language, and several works in Latin.  Died in 1690. (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Thomas, v.1, 1908)


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