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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Johnny, Joe, Jack

Meanings and history of the name John: | Edit

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

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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

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Dear John - Taylor Swift (singer)

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