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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jon mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jon

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

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  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 Named Jon

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

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

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 is a criminal.

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

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Kyong-hui was born on December 12th, 1986.

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How popular is the baby name Jon in the U.S.?

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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 1,038 7 1,031
1938 1,419 12 1,407
1939 1,466 16 1,450
1940 1,560 13 1,547
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 2,198 30 2,168
1947 2,335 27 2,308
1948 2,238 25 2,213
1949 1,899 15 1,884
1950 1,963 18 1,945
1951 1,972 10 1,962
1952 2,167 21 2,146
1953 2,730 18 2,712
1954 3,178 22 3,156
1955 3,075 21 3,054
1956 3,094 19 3,075
1957 3,481 12 3,469
1958 3,474 37 3,437
1959 3,999 27 3,972
1960 4,431 26 4,405 #97 boy name
1961 4,631 26 4,605 #93 boy name
1962 4,808 22 4,786 #84 boy name
1963 4,778 26 4,752 #84 boy name
1964 4,940 30 4,910 #79 boy name
1965 4,630 32 4,598 #79 boy name
1966 4,272 34 4,238 #76 boy name
1967 4,196 34 4,162 #71 boy name
1968 4,238 27 4,211 #65 boy name
1969 4,248 31 4,217 #67 boy name
1970 4,398 23 4,375 #68 boy name
1971 3,733 18 3,715 #78 boy name
1972 3,245 24 3,221 #89 boy name
1973 2,821 18 2,803 #94 boy name
1974 2,768 21 2,747 #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 2,316 17 2,299
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 1,306 0 1,306
1992 1,200 5 1,195
1993 1,131 0 1,131
1994 1,032 0 1,032
1995 1,019 7 1,012
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 723 0 723
2003 692 0 692
2004 635 0 635
2005 618 0 618
2006 595 0 595
2007 537 0 537
2008 511 0 511
2009 449 5 444
2010 439 0 439
2011 346 0 346
2012 387 0 387
2013 386 0 386
2014 376 0 376
2015 330 0 330
2016 354 0 354
2017 318 0 318

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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
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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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Fun Facts about the name Jon

  • What name lists does Jon rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jon? Jon is the 429th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jon was the 39,486th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167,142 babies born with the first name Jon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jon to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 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 4,910 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jon!
  • Random Jon Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jon ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 11 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1943.
  • 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 Onj. 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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