Meaning : God has given, God is Gracious, From the biblical name Yochanan, meaning 'God is merciful'. A very popular name associated with John the Baptist in the Christian faith. There are over 175 variants of this name is nearly every language., God Is Gracious,

Origin : Biblical, English, Hebrew,

Pronunciation : JAHN (English)  , (JHAAN), JON,

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Numerology information John:

  • Name Number: 2. Meaning: Partnership, Sense, Other, Passive, Assistance, Acceptance, Intimacy, Peace

Additional information John:

  • John is the spelling used in the Authorised Version of the New Testament. The name is of great importance in early Christianity: it was borne by John the Baptist (the precursor of Christ himself, who baptized sinners in the River Jordan), by one of Christ's disciples (John the Apostle, a fisherman, brother of James), and by the author of the fourth gospel (John the Evangelist, identified in Christian tradition with the apostle , but more probably a Greek-speaking Jewish Christian living over half a century later). The name was also borne by many saints and by twenty-three popes. It was also a royal name, being borne by eight Byzantine emperors and by kings of Hungary, Poland, Portugal, France, and elsewhere. Among numerous bearers of note in recent times have been American president John F. Kennedy and British pop singer John Lennon. In its various forms in different languages, it has been the most perennially popular of all Christian names.
  • Biblical Meaning: The name John is a Biblical baby name. In Biblical the meaning of the name John is: The grace or mercy of the Lord.
  • American Meaning: The name John is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name John is: The grace or mercy of the Lord.
  • Hebrew Meaning: The name John is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name John is: Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor. In the bible John the Baptist baptized Christ in the Jordan river. Variants have been created in almost every language.
  • Shakespearean Meaning: The name John is a Shakespearean baby name. In Shakespearean the meaning of the name John is: Henry IV' Prince. 'Henry VI' John Talbot. 'King Henry VI, III' John Mortimer, Montgomery, & Somerville. 'King John'. 'Merry Wives of Windsor' John Falstaff. 'Much Ado About Nothing' Don John. 'Richard II' John of Gaunt. 'Romeo And Juliet' Friar.
  • Oh, how the mighty fall. John spent at least a decade -- 1880 to 1986 -- in the US top ten, but now just barely squeaks into the top 20. In fact, for the first 43 years, it was actually the number one name. Historically, it’s also one of the most popular boys’ names -- there have been tons of kings, saints, popes and biblical characters named John. In the late Middle Ages, around one fifth of all English boys bore the name. Today, the name just feels a little plain and tired -- many parents are choosing the fresher alternative Jack, a traditional nickname. Fun fact: John is actually not a nickname for Jonathan…something even we experts didn’t know until now. They’re derived from different Hebrew roots, with Jonathan actually being a longer version of Nathan.
  • English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious". This name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first is John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who was considered the forerunner of Jesus Christ. The second is the apostle John, who is traditionally regarded as the author of the fourth Gospel and Revelation. This name was initially more common among Eastern Christians in the Byzantine Empire, but it flourished in Western Europe after the First Crusade. In England it became extremely popular: during the later Middle Ages it was given to approximately a fifth of all English boys. The name (in various spellings) has been borne by 21 popes and eight Byzantine emperors, as well as rulers of England, France, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary. It was also borne by the poet John Milton (1608-1674), philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), American founding father and president John Adams (1735-1826), and poet John Keats (1795-1821). Famous bearers of the 20th century include author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), and musician John Lennon (1940-1980).

Definition funny of John:

  • "i am soooo confused about what to do about John..he is great..but confusingggg. he constantly makes me sad, angryy, or depressed. its upsetting. is it worth it??"
  • I love you, John!!!
  • Police ran a sting on the newcomer johns at the whorehouse
  • You can't get hotter than John.
  • "Have you seen Waynes john?
  • laura: "So you fancy the new guy, john?" sarah:" i dont know! he flirted with me once but that never happened again, so confused!"
  • Friend: "Why are you smiling?" Girl: "I'm smiling because I have a John in my life."

Expression information John:

  • People with this name tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy. They are trustworthy, respecting the confidences of others, and make excellent diplomats, mediators and partners. They are often very intuitive. They like detail and order, and often find change worrisome. They may sometimes feel insecure or restless.

Soul information John:

  • People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.

Songs about John:

  • (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw - Hatfield and the North
  • Abraham, Martin, and John - Dion, Harry Belafonte, Smokey Robinson
  • Ballad of John and Yoko - the Beatles
  • Big, Bad John - Jimmy Dean
  • Dear John - Cyndi Lauper
  • Dear John - Hank Williams
  • Dear John - Ryan Adams
  • Dear John - Status Quo
  • Dear John Letter - Jean Shepard, Bobby Bare, Skeeter Davis
  • Farmer John - The Premiers
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Books about John:

  • Rogue Lawyer - Oct 20, 2015 by John Grisham
  • Gray Mountain: A Novel - Aug 18, 2015 by John Grisham
  • John - Aug 1, 2006 by Cynthia Lennon
  • Looking for Alaska - Dec 28, 2006 by John Green
  • John (MacArthur Bible Studies) - Jun 11, 2006 by John F. MacArthur
  • Gathering Prey - Apr 28, 2015 by John Sandford
  • Sycamore Row (The Jake Brigance) - Aug 19, 2014 by John Grisham
  • The Racketeer: A Novel - Aug 27, 2013 by John Grisham
  • Shelter - Oct 11, 2015 by Ashley John
  • Saturn Run - Oct 6, 2015 by John Sandford and Ctein
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Movies about John:

  • John Carpenter's Vampires1998 R CC
  • John From Cincinnati Season 12007 CC
  • John Adams Season 12008 CC
  • John Wick2014 R CC
  • John Denver: Country Boy - Season 12015 CC
  • John Wick (Plus Bonus Features)2014 R CC
  • John Dies at the End2013 R CC
  • High Sierra: A Journey On The John Muir Trail2011 NR CC
  • Dear John: Military in Movies: Dear John's Military Advisors2010 NR CC
  • John Carter2012 PG-13 CC
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Famous about John:

  • John “Johnny” Depp - actor
  • Jon Stewart (alt. spelling) - comedian
  • John F. Kennedy - US President
  • John Keats - poet
  • John Lennon - musician

Infamous about John:

  • Long John Silver - character in Treasure Island
  • John Edwards - US senator
  • Jon Gosselin (alt. spelling) - reality star

Wiki information John:

  • Knights Hospitaller

    The Order of the Knights of Saint John, also known as Order of Saint John, Order of Hospitallers, Knights Hospitaller, and the Hospitallers, were among the most famous of the Roman Catholic military orders during the Middle Ages. The Hospitallers...

  • Gospel of John
    Adapted Work, Religious Text, Book, Quotation Source, Written Work

    The Gospel According to John is one of the four canonical gospels in the Christian Bible. In the New Testament it traditionally appears fourth, after the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John begins with the witness and affirmation of...

  • Order of Saint John
    Order of Chivalry, Chivalric Title

    The Order of St John, formally the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and also known as St John International, is a royal order of chivalry first constituted as such by royal charter from Queen Victoria in 1888. It...

  • John the Baptist
    Literature Subject, Name source, Quotation Subject, Religious Leader, Deceased Person, Person, Art Subject, Person Or Being In Fiction

    John the Baptist Ancient Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτιστής Ioannēs ho baptistēs or Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτίζων Ioannēs ho baptizōn was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. John is described as...

  • John F. Kennedy
    Award Nominee, Organization founder, Featured artist, Person Or Being In Fiction, Author, Measured person, U.S. Congressperson, Musician, Public figure with medical condition, US President

    John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps,...

  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    Film subject, Literature Subject, Event, Quotation Subject

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald while traveling with...

  • Elton John
    Soft rock Artist, Person Or Being In Fiction, Award Nominee, TV Producer, Featured artist, TV Actor, Film music contributor, Songwriter, Chivalric Order Member, TV Personality

    Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English composer and singer, who accompanies himself on the piano. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his...

  • John the Apostle
    Literature Subject, Deceased Person, Person Or Being In Fiction, Person, Musical Artist, Name source, Art Subject

    John the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His brother was James, who was another of the Twelve Apostles. Christian tradition holds that he outlived the remaining...

  • Pope John Paul II
    Literature Subject, Religious Leader, Organization founder, Award Winner, Person, Film writer, Public figure with medical condition, Film story contributor, Film actor, Art Subject

    Pope John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła, served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. He was elected by the second Papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who was elected in August after the death of Pope Paul VI, died after...

  • John, King of England
    Person Or Being In Fiction, Name source, Monarch, Deceased Person, Literature Subject, Fictional Character, Person, Noble person, Family member, Politician

    John, also known as John Lackland, was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death in 1216. Following the battle of Bouvines, John lost the duchy of Normandy to King Philip II of France, which resulted in the collapse of most of the Angevin...

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