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Translations of John

Translate the name John into these various languages.
If more than one answer fits, guess the more common
Masculine variants only
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2017
Last updatedMay 13, 2017
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Language
Translation
Spanish
Juan
French
Jean
Italian
Giovanni or Gianni
Portuguese
João
German (1)
Johann
German (2)
Hans
Language
Translation
Dutch
Jan
Welsh
Evan
Irish
Seán
Scots
Ian
Russian
Ivan
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level 73
Feb 10, 2017
My nephew is called Sean. Nice quiz.
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level 61
Mar 1, 2018
I missed my own name...
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level 69
Feb 10, 2017
I'm Welsh and had no idea Evan came from John
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level 78
Feb 10, 2017
Thought Ieuan was Welsh for John? Welsh RU winger Ieuan Evans.
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level 56
May 15, 2017
There are a number of Welsh equivalents: Ioan is another (it's the one I typed in, and it was accepted). Not sure Evan should be the answer that comes up though, as that's an anglicized version of Ifan.
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level 85
Feb 10, 2017
You could add the catalan version Joan.
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level 72
Feb 10, 2017
I thought Ewan was the Irish version.
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level ∞
Feb 10, 2017
Completely unrelated! Very pagan, in fact:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewen
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level 73
Feb 11, 2017
It is also Hone in Maori and Sione in Samoan.
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level 54
May 23, 2017
There are at least a few Sione's here in the SF bay area! Add 'em!
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level 46
Feb 11, 2017
Ion (Romanian), Janne (Finnish), Janez (Slovenian)...
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level 67
Feb 11, 2017
요한 (Yohan) in Korean
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level 61
Mar 27, 2017
Johann is actually short for Johannes. Shouldn't that be an answer too?
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level 50
May 13, 2017
I mean, unless you type it completely out of order, you'll spell "Johann" while typing out "Johannes," so it shouldn't particularly matter that much overall.
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level 71
May 13, 2017
I thought "Ian" was the English spelling, the Scottish being "Iain".
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level 65
Feb 13, 2018
Correct. My brother is an Iain.
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level 56
May 13, 2017
Ioan in Welsh ?
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level 66
May 13, 2017
Sion is also Welsh for John.
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level ∞
May 13, 2017
Okay, Ioan and Sion will work now
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level 75
May 13, 2017
I just typed in a lot of Y's and W's for Welsh.
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level 41
May 13, 2017
Ewan also comes from Irish
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level 56
May 14, 2017
Hans and Johann are both short for Johannes, the actual German version of John.
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level 77
May 14, 2017
Yahya/Yahia is the Arabic version.
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level 33
May 14, 2017
surely ioannes for italian
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level 38
May 15, 2017
In German "Hans" is a nickname for Johannes, not an independent name. Same goes for "Jan" (or , again, "Hans") in Dutch. They are nicknames for Johan. Much like Jim is a nickname for James.
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level 79
Oct 28, 2018
"Hans is a masculine given name. In German, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Norwegian, Icelandic and Swedish, it was originally short for Johannes (John), but is now also recognized as a name in its own right for official purposes." -Wiki
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level 38
Nov 3, 2018
Oh, I forgot, Wikipedia is the ultimate authority! - I knew a Willem Johannes Steenberg; his nickname? - Hans.
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level 34
May 16, 2017
Only knew Juan and João. All of the other ones were quite interesting to know
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level 44
May 16, 2017
You may add "Joan" for Catalan language (official in Andorra and eastern Spain), and "Xoan" for Galician.
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level 43
May 18, 2017
In Maori its Hone
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level 45
May 19, 2017
Eesh, I got Johan as my first answer and then went "Hmm, Hans, maybe? Nah, I can't find any similarity at all, why bother trying..." ARGH. yet I guessed Giovanni, Ivan (got that one mostly because one of my Great Uncles was named that) and Sean....
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level 65
May 26, 2017
Please change "Dutch" to "Polish/Dutch" as it is the same spelling
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level 69
Sep 13, 2017
This name exists in a lot of languages.
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level 65
May 4, 2018
Eoghan (Eoin) is actually the original Irish version of John. Seán is a more modern adaptation based on how a speaker of Irish Gaelic would pronounce the word "John".
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level 57
Aug 27, 2019
Yohan is the root of a lot of modern names. AtlasPro has a great video on YouTube about this