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יוחנן

יוחנן

Aramaic

Proper noun

יוחנן (transliteration needed)

  1. (biblical) John
  2. A male given name.

Hebrew

Etymology

From the Hebrew phrase יהוה חנון (YHVH Khanon, YHVH is Gracious) literally roughly “God is gracious”.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

יוֹחָנָן (yokhanán) m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English John or Johann.
    • Jeremiah 41:11, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיִּשְׁמַע יוֹחָנָן בֶּן־קָרֵחַ וְכָל־שָׂרֵי הַחֲיָלִים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ אֵת כָּל־הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יִשְׁמָעֵאל בֶּן־נְתַנְיָה׃
      vayishma yokhanan ben-kareakh v'khol-sarei hakhayalim asher ito et kol-hara'a asher asa yishma'el ben-n'tanya.
      But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done, []