Name John Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name John


John is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name John?

John is an English, Frisian and Low German variant of the ancient Greek name Iōánnēs (Ἰωάννης), which derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

What does the name John mean?

John means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).

Pronunciation of John

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Popularity of the name John

The name John is ranked #2827 overall.

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