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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JAHN-sən(American English)
JAWN-sən(British English)
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Meaning & History

Means "son of JOHN". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).

Related Names

VariantJohns
Other Languages & CulturesHovanesian, Hovhannisyan(Armenian) Ivanov, Ivankov, Vanev, Vankov, Yanev(Bulgarian) Ivanović, Janković(Croatian) Janda, Janíček, Jandáček(Czech) Jensen, Jenson, Johannessen, Johansen, Hansen, Johnsen(Danish) Jans, Jansen, Jansens, Jansing, Jansingh, Jansink, Janson, Janssen, Janssens, Janzen, Yancy(Dutch) Jans, Janson, Janz, Gensch(German) Giannopoulos, Ioannidis(Greek) Jankovics(Hungarian) Jóhannsson(Icelandic) Mallon, Malone, Mollown, Ó Maoil Eoin(Irish) Giannino, Nana, Nani, Nanni, Nannini, Zanetti, Zunino(Italian) Jansons(Latvian) Jonaitis(Lithuanian) Ivanov, Ivanovski(Macedonian) Jansen, Johannessen, Johansen, Hansen, Johnsen(Norwegian) Janda(Polish) Ionescu, Ionesco(Romanian) Ivanov(Russian) Ivanović, Jovanović, Janković(Serbian) Jankovic(Slovak) Jankovič(Slovene) Ibáñez(Spanish) Janson, Jansson, Jensson, Johansson, Jonsson, Hansson, Johnsson, Jönsson(Swedish) Ivanov(Ukrainian) Bevan, Evans, Jones(Welsh)

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