Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:39
Meaning:God is gracious
John is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, derived from "Yohannan," meaning "God is gracious." While originally a biblical name, it remains a popular choice for boys of all backgrounds throughout the world. With variants including Jack, Shane, and Eoin, John gives you plenty of scope to call baby after a loved one or continue a family tradition. Whatever you take from it, baby John may be encouraged to appreciate life's blessings with this classic namesake.

Famous People Named John

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  • John
    Philippa and King Edward III
  • Elton John
    Singer
  • John Adams
    United States President
  • John Candy
    Comedian
  • John Carlos
    Civil Rights Activist
  • John Carpenter
    Director
  • John C. Calhoun
    United States Vice President
  • John Cleese
    Comedian
  • John Coltrane
    Musician
  • John Denver
    Musician, Singer
  • John Elway
    Football Player
  • John Ericsson
    Inventor
  • John F. Kennedy
    United States President
  • John F. Kennedy Jr.
    Publisher
  • John Ford
    Director
  • John Glenn
    Astronaut
  • John Keats
    Poet
  • John Krasinski
    Actor
  • John Lennon
    Musician, Singer
  • John Lewis
    Civil Rights Activist
  • John Logie Baird
    Inventor
  • John Lydon
    Musician
  • John Mayer
    Singer
  • John McCrae
    Poet
  • John McEnroe
    Tennis Player
  • John Milton
    Poet
  • John Paul Jones
    Musician
  • John Philip Sousa
    Composer
  • John Quincy Adams
    United States President
  • John Steinbeck
    Author
  • John Stockton
    Basketball Player
  • John Travolta
    Actor
  • John Tyler
    United States President
  • John Wayne
    Actor
  • John Williams
    Composer

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Source: Social Security Administration

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