Yochanan

Synonyms:
Johanan, yo-kha-NAN, יוֹחָנָן
Yohanan (Wikipedia)

Yohanan, Yochanan and Johanan are various transliterations to the Latin alphabet of the Hebrew male given name יוֹחָנָן‬ (Yôḥānān), a shortened form of יְהוֹחָנָן‬ (Yəhôḥānān), meaning "Yahweh is gracious".

The name is ancient, recorded as the name of Johanan, high priest of the Second Temple around 400 BCE. It became a very popular Christian given name in reference to either John the Apostle or John the Baptist.

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