Jon

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Jon
Gender Male
Origin
Meaning God has Given
Other names
Related names Jonathan, Jonny, Jonnie, Jonn

Jon is a shortened form of the common given name of Jonathan, derived from "YHWH has given",[1] and an alternate spelling of John, derived from "YHWH is gracious".[2] In the year of 2008, Jon was the 527th most popular name in the United States; its popularity has declined steadily (sometimes increasing, but not substantially) since its peak in 1968 as #65.[3] Pet forms of Jon include: Jonny, Jon Boy, Jonnie. In Luxembourgish, Lëtzebuergesch Dictionary

Historic Jons[edit]

Jon Paul Jones (bassist for Led Zeppelin) Jon Stewart (host of The Daily Show) Jon Lattier (bassist for The Almighty Get Down) Jon Snow (Game of Thrones character)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Jonathan. Behind the Name. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  2. ^ Meaning, Origin and History of the Name John. Behind the Name. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  3. ^ Popular Baby Names. Ssa.gov (2009-08-26). Retrieved on 2013-09-06.