Jón

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Jón
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Old Norse
Other names
Related names Johannes, John, Johan, Jonsi

Jón is an Old Norse common name still widely used in Iceland and the Faroes. According to Icelandic custom, people are generally referred to by first and middle names and patronyms are used if disambiguation is required.

Jón is derived from the name Johannes (English John) with the original meaning being God (Jahwe) is gracious.[1] The name is one of the most frequently given names in Iceland. In 2002, it was ranked first before Sigurður and Guðmundur.[2]

People with the name Jón[edit]

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Others[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Behind the Name: Jón
  2. ^ Statistics Iceland

See also[edit]

Jon