Name
JOHN

Name JOHN

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 5,705,870 births of John in the countries below, which represents an average of 41,049 births of children bearing the first name John per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 10,804 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom John   
In Italiano Nome John   

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Information about the first name John

We celebrate John on July 24th
The first name John is listed in our categories :The first name John has been assigned to:
99.69% to boys
0.31% to girls
The country where the first name John is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

Anagrams of the first name John

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of John : Jhon, Jonh

John in Japanese *

Romajijon
Katakanaジョン
Hiraganaじょん
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
John in Japanese
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John in sign language

John in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name John

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English John, Johan, Johannes, from Anglo-Norman Jehan, Johan, and also Old English Iohannes, both from Latin Iōhannēs (variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן‎ (Yōḥānān), perhaps contracted from a former יְהוֹחָנָן‎ (Yəhōḥānān, “God is gracious”).
Etymology src :
  • From the male given name John (q.v.), whose ubiquity led to extensive use of the name in generic contexts. Its use for toilets derive from John and Cousin John, which both probably relate to jacques and jakes, used in equivalent senses by the British and Irish.
Alternative forms src :
  • (male given name): Jon
  • (Gospel of St John): Joh. (abbreviation, rare)
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dʒɒn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dʒɑn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɑn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɒn/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Cousin John
Noun (Derived terms) src :
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • See Thesaurus:toilet, Thesaurus:bathroom, and Thesaurus:chamber pot
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • (prostitute's client): See Thesaurus:prostitute's client
  • (device or place for urination and defecation): See Thesaurus:chamber pot, Thesaurus:toilet, and Thesaurus:bathroom
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Cebuano: John
Proper noun (Synonyms) src :
  • (name used to address a man whose actual name is not known (standard)): sir
  • (name used to address a man whose actual name is not known(colloquial or slang)): boy (especially to a younger man), bro (US, New Zealand), gov or guv (British), guvnor (British), Mac (US), man (especially US), mate (British, Australian), mister, son (to a younger man), buddy (Canada)
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From Anglo-Norman Johan, Jehan, and also Old English Iohannes, both from Latin Iōhannēs, Iōannēs, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן‎ (Yōḥānān).
Alternative forms src :
  • Jon, Jhon, Johan, Johne, Joan, Joon, Johannes
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dʒɔːn/, /ˈdʒɔːhan/, /dʒɔːˈhanɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn
Proper noun src :
  • John
  • A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English John.
  • A patrynomic surname​.
  • An appellation for a generic individual, especially of lower social standing.
  • An appellation for a priest.
  • (biblical) John the Baptist or John the Apostle/John the Evangelist.
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • English: John
  • Scots: John
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Jankin, Jackin (diminutive)
  • English: Jack
  • Scots: Jock→ Scottish Gaelic: Seoc
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From English John. First recorded in Sweden in 1729. Used as a spelling variant of the traditional Swedish Jon.
Proper noun src :
  • John c (genitive Johns)
  • A male given name.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Johnsson
  • John Blund
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • A contraction of Johannes, later reinforced by the English John.
Proper noun src :
  • John c
  • A male given name.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Johnsen
Scots
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English John, Johan, from Anglo-Norman Johan, Jehan, and also Old English Iohannes, both from Latin Iōhannēs, Iōannēs, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן‎ (Yōḥānān).
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dʒon/
Proper noun src :
  • John
  • A male given name, equivalent to English John.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • (diminutive) Jock, Jaik, Jockie, Jaikie
 

Popularity of the name John

Number of JOHN births per year

Total births of John by country

Births with the first name John
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
5,133,911
17,130
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
180,060
196
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
81,252
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
73,868
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
72,190
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
30,445
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
28,178
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
19,665
70
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
19,617
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
17,805
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
14,192
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
4,761
2
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
4,015
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
3,616
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
1,487
4
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
821
3
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
666
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
597
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
348
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
309
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
251
3
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
236
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
112
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
52
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
8
0

Total births of John by country (last available year)

Births with the first name John
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
8,779
0
BRBrazil
2010
461
2
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
431
0
ONOntario
2018
214
0
IEIreland
2019
209
0
SESweden
2019
148
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
78
0
DEGermany
2018
72
1
ABAlberta
2019
64
0
FRFrance
2019
63
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
61
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
56
0
NONorway
2019
49
0
NLNetherlands
2019
26
0
QCQuebec
2019
24
0
ATAustria
2018
18
0
BEBelgium
2019
17
0
ITItaly
2018
12
0
DKDenmark
2019
10
0
PLPoland
2019
6
0
ARArgentina
2015
2
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
1
0

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Personalities with the first name John

There are 5419 personalities with the first name John


John Fitzgerald Kennedy
src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


John Locke
src

Kingdom of england
Writer Physician Politician Philosopher


J. R. R. Tolkien
(John Ronald Reuel Tolkien) src

United kingdom
Writer Poet Military officer Translator Author University teacher Literary critic Children's writer Essayist Linguist


John Lennon
(John Winston Lennon) src

United kingdom
Actor Writer Composer Poet Singer Record producer Pianist Singer-songwriter Musician Public figure Guitarist Painter Film director Film producer Film actor Prosaist Peace activist


John Adams
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United states of america Great britain
Lawyer Politician Diplomat Statesperson Political philosopher


John Maynard Keynes
src

United kingdom United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Businessperson Politician Professor Mathematician Philosopher Non-fiction writer Economist Diplomat


John Quincy Adams
src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


Tim Berners-Lee
(Timothy John Berners-Lee) src

United kingdom
Engineer Computer scientist Physicist Inventor University teacher Programmer Web developer


Calvin Coolidge
(John Calvin) src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


John Milton
src

Kingdom of england
Writer Poet Politician



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name John
Full list of personalities with the first name John

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name John

There are 23350 actors and actresses with the first name John
John Paul Carson
John White Jr.
John Paul Ruttan
John Bartlebaugh
John Southall
John Currie
John Mel
John Ferraro
John Klarner
John Hanly
John Dominici
John Chilleri
John Evans
John D'leo
John Way
John Keach
John Long
John Christopher Allen
John Jangard
John Mcconnell
John Brynelsen
John Quigley
John Power
John John Florence
John Venzke
John Boyega
John Orozco
John James
John Elvis
John Herina

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name John
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name John

Rankings of first name JOHN by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#28US United State of America2019
#30IE Ireland2019
#58ON Ontario2018
#61NZ New Zealand2019
#66AB Alberta2019
#69BC British Columbia2019
#89SE Sweden2019
#123NO Norway2019
#131GB United Kingdom2019
#136DE Germany2018
#143CH Switzerland2019
#242QC Quebec2019
#290BR Brazil2010
#306AT Austria2018
#364DK Denmark2019
#399PL Poland2019
#566NL Netherlands2019
#604BE Belgium2019
#719FR France2019
#769IT Italy2018
#909AR Argentina2015
#2488CZ Czechoslovakia2016
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#6339DE Germany2018
#16140BR Brazil2010






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