Different Variants of John

So far, I've come up with several different variants of John/names with the same meaning:

1) Jack

2) Sean

3) Ian

4) Zane

5) Ivan

6) Jan

7) Jean

8) Shane

9) Iwan

I started by noticing on Baby Name Wizard that Jack, Sean, Ian and Zane were all variants of John. Then I got curious if there were any others, so I looked up "variants of the name john" and found the rest. I was surprised how many English variants exist.

Can anyone come up with others?

Also, with those names & others' suggestions, which do you think would make good sibling-sets? 



November 23, 2012 5:52 PM

By English variants, I meant variants that are used by English-speaking people.

November 25, 2012 11:47 AM

I discovered just recently that Jake is a "medieval variant of Jack" -- which would then make it related to John. There are also the feminine versions -- Jane, Janet, Jean/Jeanne/Jeannine/Jeannette, Joanna/Johanna, Sinead, Gianna, etc.

Also, not sure what you mean by sibling sets? You don't mean siblings all with variants of John?