John: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name John

John

Pronunciation: JAHN (key)

Origin of the name John:

Derived from the Middle Latin Johannes, which is from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes, which is from the Greek Iōannes. Iōannes is from the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan which is derived from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). John is the most enduring of the biblical names and remains one of the most popular names bestowed in the United States. Var: Jon. Pet: Johnnie, Johnny, Jonnie, Jonny.

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Personal experiences with the name John: | Edit

I knew a John once. He abandoned his children.

It's my fathers name. Very caring, funny, hard working man who loves his family.

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Nicknames for John: | Edit

Johnny, Joe, Jack.

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Meanings and history of the name John: | Edit

Is of Hebrew origin and means "God is gracious".

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Famous real-life people named John: | Edit

John Lennon (1940-1980), British musician (The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band)
John Mayer, American musician
John "Johnny" Depp, American actor. His son is also named John Depp, but goes by Jack.
John O'Callaghan from the band The Maine.
John Green, author

John in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dear John - Taylor Swift (singer)
John Tracy, Thunderbirds TV show and 2004 film.
John Watson, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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