John
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JAHN
Meaning
God is merciful
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John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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Famous Johns

John Denver - musician
John Kerry - politician
John Fitzgerald Kennedy - former US President
John Tyler - former US President
John Lennon - musician
John Travolta - actor
John Wayne - actor
John Adams - former US President
John Tyler - Former US President
John Elway - football player

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