Johann ("YO-hann" in German, but "Yo-HANN in, for instance, Afrikaans), typically a male given name, is the Germanized form of the originally Hebrew language name "Yohanan" (meaning "God is merciful"). It is a form of the Germanic and Latin given name "Johannes", which comes from Johan. The English language form is John. It is uncommon as a surname. People with the name include:

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