John - boys name

John name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

John name meaning:

The name John is of Hebrew origin and holds significant historical and biblical importance. It derives from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious" or "God has shown favor." The name gained popularity through its association with Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Apostle, both prominent figures in Christian tradition.

John has been widely used throughout history, and its popularity can be attributed to its timeless appeal and religious significance. The name is often associated with qualities such as kindness, compassion, and a strong sense of spirituality. Individuals named John are often seen as trustworthy, reliable, and loyal.

John has remained a popular name across cultures and generations, symbolizing both faith and grace. It has also given rise to various nicknames, including Jack, Johnny, and Jon, which further enhance the name's versatility and appeal. With its rich historical and religious background, the name John continues to be a beloved choice for boys around the world.

Origin: Hebrew

God gave.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

John , Bettina, Ciana , Eoin-Baiste, Euan , Geovana, Geovani, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Giovana, Giovani , Giovanny, Giovany, Giovonni, Han , Hans , Hansen, Hanson , Ivanhoe, Ivano, Iwan , Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janek , Janetta, Janette, Janey , Jani, Janica, Janie, Janis, Jannah , Jannalee, Janne, Jannie, Janny, Jeana, Jean-Baptiste, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanice, Jeanie , Jeanna , Jeannett, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeena, Jens, Joen, Johan , Johannes , Johnelle, Johnetta, Johnette, Johnna, Johnnie , Johnny , Jon , Jonalyn, Jonalynn, Jonay, Jonell, Jonetta, Jonette, Joni , Jonita, Jonn, Jonna, Jonnelle, Jonni, Jonnie , Jonny , Juan , Juanito, Jukka, Jussi, Keoni , Shauden, Shaughn, Shaun , Shaundre, Shawnn, Shon, Shona, Shonn, Sian , Jowan , Jowanet

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Overall UK ranking: 154 out of 4789

359 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (86)

Historical popularity of John

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