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John is a common English name and surname:

John may also refer to:

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  • A slang term for a person who patronizes prostitutes
  • John (ship), a ship that disappeared off the coast of SE Australia in 1806
  • Tropical Storm John, tropical cyclones appearing in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
  • John the Ripper, a password strength checking program (the executable program is simply "john")
  • U.S. Slang for Toilet

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Up to date as of January 22, 2010

From Wikisource

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In the Bible

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John is a book in the Bible. The following English translations may be available:



1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

'JOHN (Heb. lsrsi'), Y olzanan, " Yahweh has been gracious," Gr. Icoavvns, Lat. Joannes, Ital. Giovanni, Span. Juan, Port. Joao, Fr. Jean, Ger. Johannes, Johann [abbr. Hans], Gael. Ian, Pol. and Czech Jan, Hung. Janos), a masculine proper name common in all Christian countries, its popularity being due to its having been borne by the "Beloved Disciple" of Christ, St John the Evangelist, and by the forerunner of Christ, St John the Baptist. It has been the name of twenty-two popes - the style of Popes John XXII. and XXIII. being due to an error in the number assumed by John XXI. - and of many sovereigns, princes, &c. The order followed in the biographical notices below is as follows: (1) the Apostle, (2) the Baptist, (3) popes, (4) Roman emperors, (5) kings; John of England first, the rest in the alphabetical order of their countries, (6) other sovereign princes, (7) non-sovereign princes, (8) saints, (9) theologians, chroniclers, &c. Those princes who are known by a name in addition to John (John Albert, &c.) will be found after the article John, Gospel 'Of.

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From Latin Iōhannēs (variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs), contraction from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Jōħānān, Johanan perhaps from a former Jəhôħānān), meaning "God is gracious".


Alternative spellings

  • Jon male given name only

Proper noun




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  1. A male given name very popular since the Middle Ages.
  2. (Biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
  3. (Biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
  4. (Biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
  5. (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
  6. (informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.


There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
  • 1852 D. H. Jacques, A Chapter on Names, The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume XL, August 1852, page 114:
    John is a most excellent name, and Smith is a surname which is worthy of respect and honor, but wo to the man on whom they are conjoined! For John Smith to aspire to senatorial dignities or to the laurel of a poet is simply ridiculous. Who is John Smith? He is lost in the multitude of John Smiths, and individual fame is impossible.
  • 1920 John Collings Squire: Life and Letters: Essays. Hodder & Stoughton 1920. pages 233-235("Initials"):
    The name I refer to is John. It has been borne by many illustrious men and an innumerable multitude of the obscure. - - - It is as fixed as the English landscape and the procession of seasons. It never becomes wearisome or tarnished. Nothing affects it; nothing can bring it into contempt; it stands like a rock amid the turbulent waves of human history, as fine and noble a thing now as it was when it first took shape on human lips. It is a name to live up to; but if one who bears it sinks into disrepute it falls not with him, but rather stays in the firmament above him, shining down upon him like a reproachful star.

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Related English names


name used to address a man whose actual name is not known

  • (standard): sir
  • (colloquial or slang): boy (especially to a younger man), bro (US, New Zealand), gov or guv (British), guvnor (British), Mac (US), man (especially US), mate (British, Australian), mister, son (to a younger man)


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Derived terms


Proper noun


  1. A male given name borrowed from English.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name borrowed from English.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the eighteenth century, quite popular in Sweden.

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

(1.) One who, with Annas and Caiaphas, sat in judgment on the apostles Peter and John (Acts 4:6). He was of the kindred of the high priest; otherwise unknown.

(2.) The Hebrew name of Mark. He is designated by this name in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 12:12, Acts 12:25; Acts 13:5, Acts 13:13; Acts 15:37).

(3.) The Apostle, John, son of Zebedee

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Simple English

John is a name, originating from Hebrew.

People, things and meanings named John:

==== Biblical meanings====


There are over 20 popes with the name John:

Other People

People with the first and the last name John:

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