John Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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John is a biblical, masculine, strong, generous name for a baby boy. Pronounced Jahn.

They started calling the toilet the John because the man who invented the toilet was John Crapper.

Personal experiences with the name John: | Edit

A very good friend of mine is called John. His real first name is Johnathan, but everyone always calls him John. While this is a popular, common name, when I hear "John", I think of my friend, who I love very much. He is very hilarious and kind. I've known him for many years.

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

I had a wonderful uncle named John.

Why did they start calling the toilet The John?

Because the man who invented the toilet was named John Crapper lol

My brothers name is John. I call him Johnny-Boy or Juan. He is very smart and popular.

Nicknames for John: | Edit

Johnny, Jo, Joe, Jack.

Meanings and history of the name John: | Edit

Meanings of the name "John".

Biblical:
The grace or mercy of the Lord.

American:
The grace or mercy of the Lord.

Hebrew:
Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor.

In the bible, John the Baptist baptized Christ in the Jordan river. Variants have been created in almost every language.

Famous real-life people named John: | Edit

JOHN DAVID MARTINEZ : grandson of St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan, nephew of MLB player Shelley Duncan, nephew of Sportscaster and former MLB player Christopher Duncan : son of Famous OC UPS DRIVER : Devannie Leanne Duncan

John Cena, Jr., professional wrestler, actor, and rapper currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Cena's father is John Cena, Sr.

John "Johnny" Depp, American actor. His son is also named John Depp, but goes by Jack.

John Green, author

John Lennon (1940-1980), British musician (The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band)

John Mayer, American musician

John O'Callaghan from the band The Maine.

Jon Walker, former bassist of Panic! at the Disco. my bae.

John Spencer MacPherson, Canadian actor

John in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Dear John" - A Song by Taylor Swift
"John Tracy", Thunderbirds TV show and 2004 film.
"John Watson", The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
John Munch, detective from " Homicide life in the street", Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Trial by Jury, The X-files, the beat, Arrested Development and The Wire
John Walton from the TV Show The Walton he was the Dad.
John winchester- spn
John Smith is the alias used by Four in the Lorien Legacies series.
John Tyree- Played by Channing Tatum in 'Dear John'
John Tyree- Main male protagonist in the book 'Dear John' by Nicholas Sparks
Captain John Smith- Love interest of Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film
John Rolfe- Love interest of Pocahontas in the second Disney film (1998)
Johnny Peterson- Son in Danielle Steel's book 'Johnny Angel'
Johnny- Male character in song 'Please don't take the girl' by Tim McGraw
'John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16' 2015 song by Keith Urban

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