Meaning: whom Jehovah graciously bestows
This was the name of three biblical men:
Johanan, the son of Careah—one of the Jewish chiefs who rallied round Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had made governor in Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8). He warned Gedaliah of the plans of Ishmael against him, a warning which was unheeded (Jeremiah 40:13, 16). He afterwards pursued the murderer of the governor, and rescued the captives (41:8, 13, 15-16). He and his associates subsequently fled to Tahpanhes in Egypt (43:2, 4-5), taking Jeremiah with them.