Jon
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JAHN
Meaning
God gives
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The name Jon functions as an alternative spelling of John, but more frequently as a short form of Jonathan. In the Hebrew Bible, Jonathan was the son of King Saul and a close friend of David. In the English-speaking world, the name wasn’t common until the Protestant Reformation. In the US the popularity of Jonathan started growing in the 1930s and currently it is one of the most popular names given to boys. Jon, on the other hand, was the most popular in the 1960s, since then its popularity has declined.

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Famous Jons

Jon Bon Jovi - musician
Jon Heder - actor
Jon Stewart - comedian
Jon Voight - actor
Jon Baas - actor
Jon Bevan - golfer
Jon Bradley - football player
Jon Busch - soccer player
Jon Davis - football player

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