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 Anderson (singer and founding member of Yes).

Jon Lord (Deep Purple's founder and keyboard player)

Jon Stewart (former host of The Daily Show)

Jon Lattier (bassist for The Almighty Get Down)

Jon Snow (Game of Thrones character)

Jon Moxley (Wrestler)

Jon Millis (Author)

Jon Bon Jovi

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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.