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John is the English form of Latin Iohannes via Greek Ioannes which comes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. John is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Hebrew

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Variants:

  • Jon (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque)
  • Johan (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch)
  • Johann (German)
  • Johannes (Late Roman, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian)
  • Jan (Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slovene, German, Catalan, Serbian, Medieval English)
  • Jens (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian)
  • Yochanan (Hebrew)
  • Yehochanan (Hebrew)
  • Iohannes (Latin)
  • Ioannes (Biblical Latin)
  • Yohannes (Amharic, Eastern African)
  • Johannes (Late Roman, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian)
  • Gjon (Albanian)
  • Yahya (Arabic, Turkish, Persian)
  • Yuhanna (Arabic)
  • Hovhannes (Armenian)
  • Ohannes (Armenian)
  • Xuan (Asturian)
  • Ganix (Basque)
  • Ion (Basque, Romanian)
  • Iban (Basque)
  • Ivan (Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian)
  • Ioann (Russian)
  • Ioan (Romanian, Welsh, Bulgarian)
  • Yoan (Bulgarian)
  • Yan (Belarusian)
  • Jovan (Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Ivano (Italian)
  • Jehan (Medieval French)
  • Jean (French)
  • Yann (Breton, French)
  • Yannick (Breton, French)
  • Yanick (Breton, French)
  • Yannic (Breton, French)
  • Yoan (Bulgarian)
  • Joan (Catalan, Occitan)
  • Jowan (Cornish)
  • Ghjuvan (Corsican)
  • Ghjuvanni (Corsican)
  • Honza (Czech)
  • Johano (Esperanto)
  • Jaan (Estonian)
  • Juhan (Estonian)
  • Jóannes (Faroese)
  • Jóhannes (Faroese, Icelandic)
  • Jóhann (Icelandic)
  • Jón (Faroese, Icelandic)
  • Joni (Finnish)
  • Jouni (Finnish)
  • Juhana (Finnish)
  • Juhani (Finnish)
  • Juha (Finnish)
  • Juho (Finnish)
  • Jukka (Finnish)
  • Jussi (Finnish)
  • Xoán (Galician)
  • Eoin (Irish, Scottish)
  • Seán (Irish)
  • Sean (Irish, English)
  • Shane (Irish, English)
  • Shaun (English)
  • Shawn (English)
  • Shayne (English)
  • Iain (Scottish)
  • Ian (Scottish, English)
  • Zuan (Medieval Italian)
  • Giovanni (Italian)
  • Jovanni (Spanish, English)
  • Jānis (Latvian)
  • Sjang (Limburgish)
  • Sjeng (Limburgish)
  • Jonas (Lithuanian)
  • Iwan (Welsh, Polish)
  • Evan (Welsh, English)
  • Iefan (Welsh)
  • Ieuan (Welsh)
  • Ifan (Welsh)
  • Siôn (Welsh)
  • Ianto (Welsh diminutive of Ifan)
  • Juan (Spanish, Manx)
  • Keoni (Hawaiian)
  • Deshaun (African-American)
  • Deshawn (African-American)
  • Keshaun (African-American)
  • Keshawn (African-American)
  • Rashawn (African-American)
  • Rashaun (African-American)
  • Jack (English)

 

Female forms:

  • Jane (English)
  • Jayne (English)
  • Janet (English)
  • Janessa (English)
  • Janice (English)
  • Janis (English)
  • Jean (English, Scottish)
  • Jeanne (French, English)
  • Janae (English)
  • Janelle (English)
  • Joanna (English, Polish)
  • Joana (Portuguese, Catalan)
  • Giovanna (Italian)
  • Johnna (English)
  • Ivana (Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Ivanna (Ukrainian)
  • Siobhán (Irish)
  • Chevonne (Irish)
  • Shavonne (Irish, English)
  • Shevaun (Irish, English)
  • Shevon (Irish, English)
  • Jana (Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, Catalan)
  • Janna (Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, English)
  • Jayna (English)
  • Jaina (English)

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. John is such a classic name, almost boring to me, yet still I somehow like it at the same time.

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