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.


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).