|Meaning||God has Given|
|Related names||Jonathan, Jonny, Jonnie, Jonn|
Jon is a shortened form of the common given name of Jonathan, derived from "YHWH has given", and an alternate spelling of John, derived from "YHWH is gracious". In 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 number 65. Pet forms of Jon include: Jonny, Jon Boy, Jonnie.