John and friends

International alternatives to John:

Yehochanan is the original Hebrew version of John.

Europe:

Regions:

Manx Region – Ean, Juan

– Manx Region is on the Isle of Man, Irish Sea

Basque Region – Ganix, Ion, Jon

– Basque Region is Northern Spain, Southern France

Scandinavia Region – Ioannu, Johan, Johannes, Jon

– Scandinavia is Sweden, Denmark and Norway

Cornish Region – Jowan

– Cornish Region is the county of Cornwall in South West England

Galicia Region – Xoán

– Galician Region is Northwest Spain

Breton Region – Yann

– Breton Region is Brittany in Northwest France.

Catalonia Region – Joan

– Catalonia Region is Eastern Spain, as well as Valencia, Andorra and the Balearic Islands.

Countries:

Albania – Gjon

Armenia – Hovhannes

Bulgaria – Ivan, Yoan, Kaloyan (means ‘handsome John’), Yan

Corsica – Ghjuvan

Croatia – Ivan

Czech Republic – Ivan, Johan

Denmark – Jens

England – Hann (Medieval), Ivan, Jack, Jan (Medieval)

Estonia – Jaan, Johannes, Juhan

Finland – Janne, Jani, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juha, Juhani, Juhi, Jukka, JussiFrance – Jean, Jehan, Yann

Germany – Johann, Johan, Johannes

Greece – Ioannes, Ioannis, Yionni, Yiannis

Hungary – János

Iceland – Jóhann, Jón

Ireland – Eoin, Seán

Italy – Giovanni

Latvia – Janis

Lithuania – Jonas

Macedonia – Ivan, Jovan

Netherlands – Johan, Johannes

Poland – Iwan, Janusz

Portugal – JoÃo

Romania – Iancu, Ioan, Ion, Ionel, Ionet

Russia – Ioann, Ivan

Scotland – Iain, Ian

Serbia – Ivan, Jovan

Slovenia – Ivan

Spanish – Juan, Xuan

Sweden – Janne

Ukraine – Ivan

Wales – Iefan, Evan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Sion

Elsewhere:

Regions:

Arab Region – Yahya

– Anywhere that speaks Arabic.

Countries:

Hawaii – Keoni

Turkey – Yahya (The status of Turkey in Europe is disputed, it’s currently known as an Eurasian nation)

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