Name
JOHN

Name JOHN

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 5,749,217 births of John in the countries below, which represents an average of 40,487 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 9,459 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom John   
In Italiano Nome John   


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:
99.70% to boys
0.30% 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 Late Latin Iōhannēs, variant of Latin Iōannēs, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Biblical Hebrew יוֹחָנָן‎ (Yôḥānān), perhaps contracted from a former יְהוֹחָנָן‎ (Yəhōḥānān, “God is gracious”) from Mandaic ࡉࡀࡄࡉࡀ‎ (Yaḥyā).
  • Doublet of Jack, Jon, Johan, Johann, Johannes, Jean, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Ian, Ivan, Evan, Juan, Giovanni, and Yahya.
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 derives 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)
Alternative forms src :
  • John
Noun src :
  • John (plural Johns)
  • (UK, military, slang) A new recruit at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
  • (US, slang, archaic) Alternative letter-case form of john: a toilet, lavatory, outhouse, or chamber pot.
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /d͡ʒɒn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /d͡ʒɑn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɑn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɒn/
  • Rhymes: -ɑn, -ɒn
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Cousin John
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • See Thesaurus:toilet, Thesaurus:bathroom, and Thesaurus:chamber pot
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Arabic: جُون‎ (jōn)
  • → Cebuano: John
  • → French: John
  • → Italian: 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 :
  • Jhon, Joan, Johan, Johannes, Johne, Jon, Joon
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒɔːn/, /ˈd͡ʒɔː(h)an/, /d͡ʒɔːˈhanɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn
Proper noun src :
  • John
  • a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English John
  • a patrynomic surname transferred from the given name
  • An appellation for a generic individual, especially of lower social standing.
  • An appellation for a priest.
  • John the Baptist or John the Apostle/John the Evangelist (biblical figures)
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • English: John
  • Scots: John
  • Yola: Jone, Joan, Joane
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Jankin, Jackin (diminutive)
  • English: Jack
  • Scots: Jock→ Scottish Gaelic: Seoc
  • Yola: Jockeen, Jackeen
FR French
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English John. Doublet of Jean.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dʒɔn/
Proper noun src :
  • John m
  • A male given name and surname in English
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
IT Italian
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English John. Doublet of Giovanni.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɔn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔn
Proper noun src :
  • John m or f by sense
  • A male given name and surname in English
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 - 2022
5,158,431
17,129
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
180,260
196
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
87,308
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
81,405
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
72,741
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
30,595
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
28,205
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
20,337
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
19,665
70
NONorway
1945 - 2022
17,904
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
14,382
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
4,966
2
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
4,131
0
SESweden
1998 - 2022
3,988
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
2,282
7
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
1,554
4
CLChili
2010 - 2021
851
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
686
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
647
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
400
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
318
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
308
3
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
236
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
112
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2022
83
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
8
0
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
3
0

Total births of John by country (last available year)

Births with the first name John
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
7,930
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
359
0
DEGermany
2022
231
0
ONOntario
2019
200
0
IEIreland
2022
160
0
SESweden
2022
128
0
FRFrance
2022
62
0
CHSwitzerland
2021
51
0
NZNew Zealand
2022
48
0
BCBritish Columbia
2022
47
0
ABAlberta
2022
46
0
CLChili
2021
44
0
NONorway
2022
35
0
NSNew Scotland
2022
27
0
ATAustria
2021
22
0
ITItaly
2021
22
0
BEBelgium
2022
17
0
QCQuebec
2022
14
0
DKDenmark
2022
8
0
PLPoland
2022
5
0
ARArgentina
2015
2
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
1
0

Comments on the name John

Personalities with the first name John

There are 6942 personalities with the first name John


John Fitzgerald Kennedy
src

United states of america
Writer Politician Statesperson Journalist Naval officer Anti-communist


Charles Dickens
(Charles John Huffam Dickens) src

United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Writer Playwright Author Editor Journalist Botanist Children's writer Novelist Prosaist Social critic


John Locke
src

Kingdom of england
Scientist Writer Physician Politician Philosopher Philosopher of law


J. R. R. Tolkien
src

United kingdom
Writer Teacher Poet Military officer Historian Translator Author Illustrator University teacher Literary critic Children's writer Essayist Prosaist Philologist Linguist


John Lennon
(John Winston Lennon) src

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


John Adams
src

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


John Maynard Keynes
src

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


John Milton
src

Kingdom of england
Poet


Calvin Coolidge
(John Calvin) src

United states of america
Lawyer Autobiographer Statesperson Politician


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

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



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 25834 actors and actresses with the first name John
John Paul Carson
John White Jr.
John Paul Ruttan
John Chelhot
John Hardy
John Bartlebaugh
John Southall
John Caudill
John Currie
John Mel
John Ferraro
John Curry
John Klarner
John Day
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

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
#16NS New Scotland2022
#26US United State of America2022
#36IE Ireland2022
#60ON Ontario2019
#81BC British Columbia2022
#83AB Alberta2022
#91SE Sweden2022
#102NZ New Zealand2022
#152NO Norway2022
#154GB United Kingdom2021
#178CH Switzerland2021
#227CL Chili2021
#260DE Germany2022
#276AT Austria2021
#343QC Quebec2022
#410DK Denmark2022
#442IT Italy2021
#533PL Poland2022
#593BE Belgium2022
#718FR France2022
#909AR Argentina2015
#2488CZ Czechoslovakia2016
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name JOHN (female) births over the last year available in each country