Boy name origins & meanings
- Scandinavian : The Lord is gracious
- Hindi : Swan
- Hebrew : God's grace
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- German and Dutch : from a common and long-established vernacular personal name, an aphetic form of Johannes (see John). The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German or Dutch surname.
- Indian (Panjab) : Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name, from Sanskrit hamsa ‘swan’, ‘goose’, based on the name of an Arora clan.