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What does the name "John" mean?

John (Hebrew): God is Gracious

The name "John" is of Hebrew origin and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 15 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nhoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nohj". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "John" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of John? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,815,577 babies born with the name John in the United States. That's more than enough Johns to occupy the country of Ireland with an estimated population of 4,588,252 (as of April 10, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 9,701 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "John" was in 1942 with a total of 65,535 babies. (That's a lot of baby Johns)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "John" is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 65,715 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name John popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name John in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named John

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is an actor, producer, and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Johnny was born in 1963 as John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.


John Cena

John Cena is a professional wrestler, actor, and rapper with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. John was born in 1977 as John Felix Anthony Cena in West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.


John Legend

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. John was born in 1978 as John Roger Stephens in Springfield, Ohio, United States.


John Travolta

John Travolta is an actor, producer, writer, singer, dancer, and pilot with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1969 to present. John was born in 1954 as John Joseph Travolta in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.


John Lennon

John Lennon is a singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, writer, and activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1957 to 1975. John was born in 1940 as John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, England.


Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker is a singer and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1961 to 2014. Joe was born in 1944 as John Robert Cocker in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.


Past life for John born Dec 14, 1998

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.