Colors Related to this Name: Green, Cream

Qualities Related to this Name: Diplomatic, Sensitive

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #27 in 2013 and #26 in 2014.

Famous People

John Cena (Movie Actor), John Legend (Movie Actor,TV Actor), John Travolta (Movie Actor,Singer,TV Actor), John Mayer (Singer), John Wayne (Movie Actor), John Oliver (TV Actor), John Stamos (Movie Actor,Singer,TV Actor), John Cusack (Movie Actor,TV Actor)


In English

Origin: From Latin Iōhannēs (variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης ‎(Iōánnēs), from Classical Hebrew יוֹחָנָן ‎(Yōḥānān), perhaps contracted from a former יְהוֹחָנָן ‎(Yəhōḥānān, “God is gracious”).


-(biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).

-(biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.

-(biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and (w John the Apostle), identified with (w John the Evangelist).

-(informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.

-(informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn Seneca derivations below).

-( male name -comes from the Hebrew language-) very popular since the Middle Ages.

-(last name patronymic -comes from the language-)

In Swedish

Origin: From English John. First recorded in Sweden in 1729. Used as a spelling variant of the traditional Swedish Jon.


-( male name).

In Danish

Origin: A contraction of Johannes, later reinforced by the English John.


-( male name).

In Norwegian

Origin: Medieval contraction of Johannes later reinforced by the English John. Used as a spelling variant of the more traditional Jon.


-( male name).