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John Name Meaning and Origin

John Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

God is gracious, gift of God

Name Origin


John is a classic name derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning 'God is gracious'. It is a common name in English-speaking countries and has religious significance.

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John Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

John is easy to pronounce with a familiar sound, making it a solid choice for a boy's name.

Name Melody Rating:

The name John has a simple rhythm with one syllable, making it straightforward but somewhat lacking in unique flow.

Famous People Named John

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● John Legend

John Legend is a renowned American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has won multiple Grammy Awards and is known for hits like 'All of Me' and 'Ordinary People'.

● John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was known for his charismatic leadership during a pivotal time in American history.

● John Cena

John Cena is a professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter. He has gained fame in the wrestling world and has also starred in movies like 'Trainwreck' and 'Bumblebee'.

● John Krasinski

John Krasinski is an American actor, director, and writer, best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the TV series 'The Office'. He has also directed and starred in films like 'A Quiet Place'.

● John Mayer

John Mayer is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter known for his soulful vocals and skillful guitar playing. He has released hit songs like 'Your Body Is a Wonderland' and 'Daughters'.

John Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of John

The name John is generally free from negative cultural associations. However, some may find it overly common or lacking in uniqueness due to its widespread usage.

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