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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

VariantsJohn, Johns
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) 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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