--- Keith Gaughan skrzypszy:
> > > That makes for an interesting family tree, being born before your
> > > father. :P (Do we have any sub ~21-y.o. Johans here? (Any Johans at
> > > all?) Can Johns, Ia(i)ns, Seans, Shauns or Jans count as Johan?)
> > Don't forget the Ivans.
> And the Ewans, Eoins, Owens and, I think, the Evans. :-)
Okay, you asked for it! :)) Let's add a few then :)
Yann, Jens, Johann, Hans, Jón, Jussi (not sure about this one), Jean, Giovanni,
Juan, Joăo, János, Iannis... Not to mention Jovan and Jevan (Hattic).
The following variations can be encountered here in The Netherlands:
Jan, Johan, Johannes, Janus Hans, Jo, Joan, Joannes, Johanny, Johannie, Jon,
Joop, Jakke, Jantje, Janco, Jannig(he), Janis, Janje, Janke, Janko,
Janneman(neke), Jannes, Jannesjan, Jannis, Janno, Jans, Janus(sie), Jeen,
Jen(tje), Jenne(ke), Sjang, Sjonnie, Han, Hannes, Hanske, Henne, Hennes.
(these are only Dutch forms; imported forms, like "John" are also very popular
Ton Spruijt, "Johannes. Het groot Jannenboek" (Amsterdam/Antwerpen, 2001)
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