Jon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jon

Jon

Pronunciation: JAHN (key)

Origin of the name Jon:

Derived from the Middle Latin Johannes, which is from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes, which is from the Greek Iōannes. Iōannes is Derived from the Hebrew Yonatan, a short form of Yehonatan which is derived from yehōnātān (Yahweh has given). The name is borne in the Bible by the eldest son of King Saul. Var: Jonothan, Jonothon. Short: Jon. Pet: Jonnie, Jonny.

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The Icelandic form is spelt Jón, and pronounced 'yone'.

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Jonny, Jonnie, Jónsi (Iceland), Nonni (Iceland), Jon-Jon

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Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show".
Jon Gosselin "Jon & Kate Plus 8" Father of sextuplets
Jon Bon Jovi - American musician who is the lead singer of the band "Bon Jovi".
Jón Þór Birgisson - Lead singer of the band Sigur Rós
Jon Voight - movie actor ("Midnight Cowboy", "Deliverance"); father of Angelina Jolie
Jon Eyman - An Australian fashionista

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