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The name John is a baby boy name. The name John comes from the English origin. In English the meaning of the name John is: Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor.  From the Greek name Iohannes.  In the Bible John the Baptist baptized Christ in the Jordan river. Variants have been created in almost every language.

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Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: American
Meaning: Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor. From the Greek name Iohannes. In the Bible John the Baptist baptized Christ in the Jordan river. Variants have been created in almost every language.
Expression number: 2
SoulUrge Number: 6
Average Visitor Rating: 4.20 (Out of 5)
Number of ratings: 87

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written by nan, December 26, 2007
Hi again, sorry to tell you, John is not from the Hebrew bible. It is from the Christian Bible. John was a Baptist, not a Jew. Jonathan is from Hebrew, John, is not derived from the Hebrew language.
I feel sad for the last poster
written by Johnathan, January 07, 2008
It is from the Hebrew, I am hebrew. It is Derived from Johnathan.
written by ........., January 10, 2008
Wow, I didnt know it was hebrew
God is gracious
written by Natalie T, January 17, 2008
Does it really matter if its Hehrew? Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. You couldn't ask for a better meaning.
Awesome Name
written by Bryony, January 18, 2008
This name always use to make me think of some old man who has an allotment, but my boyfriend is called it. And I think John is a really strong manly name. It suits young and old.
It's kinda ok
written by John Ridgley, January 28, 2008
i'm 17 and being named john sucks. every time i go into a nursing home to see my grandfather, half the old guys are named marve, the other half...john.
what's the deal with Jack
written by JJMFVRND III, February 16, 2008
Can anyone shed some light on why some people named John are referred to as Jack when they get older?
Too common
written by fay, February 19, 2008
this is an an ok name but it too common and therefore very annoying.
written by Alexandra, February 23, 2008
first of all John is just too plain and boring. The only john i know is john rambo lol
written by John C, February 29, 2008
John is the best name in the world!! Everyone has heard that name before, and it is very common. Everyone has also heard of Ferrari, Bently and RR, and those are the best cars in the world.
written by Rachel, May 14, 2008
My 3 year old sons name is John Christopher. We use both names because he is named after my husbands twin brother John who was in Iraq while I was pregnant.
My hubby's Name
written by Sierra Shaffer, September 13, 2008
I love the nickname Johnny ....John Lee
written by che, September 16, 2008
Ian is the Irish form of John meaning beloved of God Quite simply
written by Amber, August 30, 2010
I like it, but I would never call my kid it. It's just to common.

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