Its source is Yochanan, a Hebrew name meaning "God's grace."
This boy's name is used in Russian.
Yochanan was rendered in Greek as Ioannes, which in turn was translated into Latin as Iohannes. From one or both of these intermediaries come the many modern forms of this name, including John (English), Johannes (German), Juan (Spanish),Eoin (Gaelic), and Jean (French).
Some authorities claim it was invented by 18th century English writer Jonathan Swift as a pseudonym for Esther Vanhomrigh, based on the first syllable of her last name, and possibly the Latin verb esse, meaning ''to be.''
Swift described his love for her in his poem Cadenus and Vanessa.
In Japanese, some of the characters that represent this sound can be translated to mean innocent