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Popularity
5.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

John

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is Gracious
  • #2 All Time
  • #26 in 2014
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Boys
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485k Joan (Hebrew)
481k Jean (English)
368k Jane (English)
338k Juan (Spanish)
211k Joanne (English)
163k Jeanne (French)
99k Joanna (English)
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49k Johanna (German)
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How popular is the name "John" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18809,701469,655#1 boy name
18818,795268,769#1 boy name
18829,597409,557#1 boy name
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18849,428409,388#1 boy name
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18917,725447,681#1 boy name
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18938,110618,049#1 boy name
18948,298608,238#1 boy name
18958,382618,321#1 boy name
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18977,596467,550#1 boy name
18988,214558,159#1 boy name
18997,030406,990#1 boy name
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19027,945387,907#1 boy name
19037,649417,608#1 boy name
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19068,307438,264#1 boy name
19079,048658,983#1 boy name
19089,400589,342#1 boy name
19099,658679,591#1 boy name
191011,5388811,450#1 boy name
191113,5136813,445#1 boy name
191224,69911224,587#1 boy name
191329,45112229,329#1 boy name
191438,11716937,948#1 boy name
191547,77720047,577#1 boy name
191650,27322750,046#1 boy name
191752,10425351,851#1 boy name
191856,80724856,559#1 boy name
191953,83930753,532#1 boy name
192057,19128156,910#1 boy name
192158,51328558,228#1 boy name
192257,56428657,278#1 boy name
192357,80733657,471#1 boy name
192459,43938359,056#2 boy name
192557,55536457,191#2 boy name
192656,49838656,112#2 boy name
192756,38844055,948#2 boy name
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192952,51241052,102#3 boy name
193052,83340252,431#3 boy name
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193248,89429848,596#3 boy name
193346,44622646,220#3 boy name
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193547,70020847,492#3 boy name
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193748,95721848,739#3 boy name
193850,72321650,507#3 boy name
193951,24922851,021#3 boy name
194054,97120854,763#3 boy name
194157,73222157,511#3 boy name
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194466,79018066,610#3 boy name
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195380,23416280,072#4 boy name
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195580,20418680,018#5 boy name
195680,98222280,760#5 boy name
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195976,65923176,428#4 boy name
196076,36324276,121#4 boy name
196180,18127779,904#3 boy name
196278,73128478,447#3 boy name
196378,90726078,647#2 boy name
196482,80026482,536#2 boy name
196571,81525271,563#2 boy name
196665,34028465,056#4 boy name
196761,91828961,629#4 boy name
196861,23030660,924#3 boy name
196959,07928858,791#4 boy name
197058,83029058,540#4 boy name
197151,79127251,519#4 boy name
197243,40722443,183#5 boy name
197339,40422939,175#6 boy name
197437,90825337,655#6 boy name
197535,33023235,098#7 boy name
197634,19921033,989#6 boy name
197734,45021834,232#6 boy name
197834,24722134,026#7 boy name
197935,67924535,434#7 boy name
198035,51425135,263#8 boy name
198135,07319634,877#8 boy name
198234,91723434,683#8 boy name
198333,40826633,142#9 boy name
198432,82823732,591#8 boy name
198531,72323331,490#9 boy name
198630,40322030,183#10 boy name
198729,73019729,533#11 boy name
198829,55716729,390#11 boy name
198929,97013429,836#12 boy name
199029,1488129,067#12 boy name
199127,8616327,798#10 boy name
199226,2965626,240#14 boy name
199325,0586924,989#16 boy name
199424,2214824,173#15 boy name
199523,2754523,230#13 boy name
199622,2013722,164#15 boy name
199721,3982921,369#15 boy name
199820,6392720,612#15 boy name
199920,3773920,338#15 boy name
200020,1082720,081#14 boy name
200118,9103218,878#14 boy name
200217,4582117,437#17 boy name
200317,2513017,221#17 boy name
200416,5077116,436#18 boy name
200515,7953715,758#18 boy name
200615,1883515,153#19 boy name
200714,4452214,423#19 boy name
200813,3282113,307#20 boy name
200912,1111112,100#27 boy name
201011,5491011,539#26 boy name
201111,0412111,020#27 boy name
201210,6041110,593#28 boy name
201310,6861610,670#27 boy name
201410,6141410,600#26 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of John? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,106,590 babies born with the name John in the United States. That's more than enough Johns to occupy the country of Norway with an estimated population of 5,025,600 (as of July 27, 2012). 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 1947 with a total of 88,318 babies. (That's a lot of baby Johns)

According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "John" ranks #1 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 25 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 52,833 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

H is for happiness, you always bring.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nhoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jhno". 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.

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 region near the Rockies? 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 his career being from 1984 to present. Johnny was born in 1963 as John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

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John Cena

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

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John Legend

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, and actor specializing in R&B, soul, neo soul, and hip hop soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. John was born in 1978 as John Roger Stephens in Springfield, Ohio, United States.

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John Travolta

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

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John Lennon

John Lennon is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist specializing in rock, pop, and experimental music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to 1975. John was born in 1940 as John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, England.

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Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker is a singer and musician specializing in blues, rock, blues rock, and blue-eyed soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1961 to 2014. Joe was born in 1944 as John Robert Cocker in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Past life for John born Dec 24, 1923

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 Southern Japan approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for John

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