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Jon

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1898 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1911 9 0 9
1912 8 0 8
1913 11 0 11
1914 17 0 17
1915 31 0 31
1916 20 0 20
1917 25 0 25
1918 30 0 30
1919 34 0 34
1920 50 0 50
1921 41 0 41
1922 58 0 58
1923 46 0 46
1924 61 6 55
1925 61 11 50
1926 61 6 55
1927 65 0 65
1928 67 0 67
1929 53 0 53
1930 93 7 86
1931 84 0 84
1932 165 0 165
1933 326 10 316
1934 476 5 471
1935 546 9 537
1936 823 8 815
1937 1,037 7 1,030
1938 1,420 12 1,408
1939 1,466 16 1,450
1940 1,559 13 1,546
1941 1,568 24 1,544
1942 1,791 28 1,763
1943 1,774 22 1,752
1944 1,847 34 1,813
1945 2,063 20 2,043
1946 2,199 30 2,169
1947 2,335 27 2,308
1948 2,238 25 2,213
1949 1,900 15 1,885
1950 1,963 18 1,945
1951 1,971 10 1,961
1952 2,166 21 2,145
1953 2,730 18 2,712
1954 3,177 22 3,155
1955 3,074 21 3,053
1956 3,095 19 3,076
1957 3,482 12 3,470
1958 3,474 37 3,437
1959 3,997 27 3,970
1960 4,429 26 4,403 #97 boy name
1961 4,630 26 4,604 #93 boy name
1962 4,809 22 4,787 #84 boy name
1963 4,780 26 4,754 #84 boy name
1964 4,939 30 4,909 #79 boy name
1965 4,632 32 4,600 #79 boy name
1966 4,274 34 4,240 #76 boy name
1967 4,197 34 4,163 #71 boy name
1968 4,238 27 4,211 #65 boy name
1969 4,249 31 4,218 #67 boy name
1970 4,401 23 4,378 #68 boy name
1971 3,733 18 3,715 #78 boy name
1972 3,246 24 3,222 #89 boy name
1973 2,820 18 2,802 #94 boy name
1974 2,769 21 2,748 #94 boy name
1975 2,541 23 2,518
1976 2,346 20 2,326
1977 2,304 16 2,288
1978 2,437 25 2,412
1979 2,318 17 2,301
1980 2,192 12 2,180
1981 2,077 21 2,056
1982 2,038 19 2,019
1983 1,843 21 1,822
1984 1,867 20 1,847
1985 1,819 17 1,802
1986 1,523 16 1,507
1987 1,526 10 1,516
1988 1,459 12 1,447
1989 1,514 6 1,508
1990 1,432 10 1,422
1991 1,305 0 1,305
1992 1,200 5 1,195
1993 1,131 0 1,131
1994 1,032 0 1,032
1995 1,018 7 1,011
1996 838 0 838
1997 840 11 829
1998 833 6 827
1999 770 0 770
2000 764 12 752
2001 736 7 729
2002 722 0 722
2003 692 0 692
2004 635 0 635
2005 619 0 619
2006 595 0 595
2007 537 0 537
2008 510 0 510
2009 449 5 444
2010 439 0 439
2011 346 0 346
2012 387 0 387
2013 384 0 384
2014 374 0 374
2015 328 0 328

Fun Facts about the name Jon

  • How many people with the first name Jon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 166,469 babies born with the first name Jon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jon to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jon is Tuesday, June 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Jon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jon was in 1964 with a total of 4,909 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jon!
  • Random Jon Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jon ranks 29th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 60 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Jon: Your name in reverse order is Noj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Njo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 557 people with the last name Jon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jon as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Jon as a first name

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Popularity of Jon as a last name

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Common last names for Jon

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Nelson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Peterson
  • Taylor
  • Green
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jon U.S.
  White 32.50% 64.26%
  African American 10.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 42.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jon

People with the last name Jon are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jon as well as things modernly associated with the name Jon such as celebrities named Jon.

English

Origin and Meaning of Jon

The name "Jon" is of English origin, and it means "Form of John or diminutive form of Jonathan". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of John.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Jonathan.

Jon was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Jon

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is a political satire, news satire, observational comedy, physical comedy, ribaldry, insult comedy, and deadpan comedian. Jon was given the name Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28th, 1962 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Jon Jones

Jon Jones is a notable person. Jon was born on July 19th, 1987 in Rochester, New York, United States. Jon is also known as Bones.

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Jon Voight

Jon Voight is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to present. Jon was given the name Jonathan Vincent Voight on December 29th, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, U.S.

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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is an actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1996. Jon was given the name Jonathan Daniel Hamm on March 10th, 1971 in St. Louis.

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow is a fictional character. Jon is also known as Lord Snow.

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Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal is an actor. He was most active from 2002 to present. Jon was given the name Jonathan Edward Bernthal on September 20th, 1977 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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  • Jon Favreau
    (actor)
  • Jon Bon Jovi
    (famous person)
  • Jon Heder
    (actor)
  • Jon Kortajarena
    (leading human)
  • Jon Cryer
    (actor)
  • Jon Dorenbos
    (american football player)
  • Jon Lovitz
    (comedian)
  • Jon Krakauer
    (writer)
  • Jon Anderson
    (musician)
  • Jon Olsson
    (important individual)
  • Redd Foxx
    (comedian)
  • Jon Gruden
    (american football player)
  • Jon Pertwee
    (actor)
  • Jon Seda
    (actor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jon

Lil Jon

Lil Jon is a hip hop music, crunk, and electronic dance music rapping, record producer, entrepreneurship, disc jockey, and actor. He plays Electronic keyboard, Synthesizer, Drum machine, Sampler (musical instrument), Roland TR-808, and Nord Lead. He was most active from 1993 to present. Lil was given the name Jonathan Smith on January 17th, 1971 in Atlanta.

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Fat Jon

Fat Jon is a hip hop music, hip hop production, and downtempo record producer and rapping. He plays Sampler (musical instrument). Fat was born on September 6th, 1975. Fat is also known as Fat Jon the Ample Soul Physician.

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Gee Jon

Gee Jon is a criminal.

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Mirande Jon

Mirande Jon was a notable person. Mirande was born on October 11th, 1925 in Paris. He died on December 28th, 1972.

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Kyong-hui Jon

Kyong-hui Jon is a noteworthy human. Kyong-hui was born on December 12th, 1986.

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What does the name Jon mean?

Jis for jolly, the fun side!

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Nis for nifty, how neat!

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