What does the name John mean? What is the meaning of the name John?

Meaning of John: Name John in the Hebrew, Cyprus origin, means God Is Gracious. Name John is of Hebrew, Cyprus origin and is a Boy name. People with name John are usually Christianity by religion.

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Famous people with name John (Namesakes)

  1. John Major

    Sir John Major (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.

  2. John Ashcroft

    John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American lawyer and former politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General (2001–2005), in the George W. Bush Administration.

  3. John Travolta

    John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, singer and dancer.

  4. John Mellencamp

    John J. Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor.

  5. John Tesh

    John Frank Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter.

  6. John Stossel

    John Frank Stossel (born March 6, 1947) is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News and Fox Business Channel.

  7. John Layfield

    John Charles Layfield (born November 29, 1966), better known by the ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield (abbreviated JBL), is an American businessman, retired professional wrestler and television personality currently signed with the WWE on a part-time basis.

  8. John Cena

    John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television presenter.

  9. John Tory

    John Howard Tory, (listen; born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian politician serving as the 65th and current Mayor of Toronto since 2014.

  10. John Kasich

    John Richard Kasich Jr. ( KAY-sik; born May 13, 1952) is an American politician, author, and television news host who served as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019.

  11. John Hagee

    John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is an American pastor and televangelist.

  12. John A. Gotti

    John Angelo "Junior" Gotti (born February 14, 1964) is an American former mobster who was acting boss of the Gambino crime family from 1992 to 1999 after his father, John J. Gotti, was sent to prison.

  13. John Oliver

    John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is an English-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.

  14. Elton John

    Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer.

  15. John Kerry

    John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.

  16. John John Florence

    John "John John" Alexander Florence (born October 18, 1992) is an American professional surfer.

  17. John Rambo

    John James Rambo (born July 6, 1947) is a fictional character in the Rambo franchise.

  18. John Heilemann

    John Arthur Heilemann (born January 23, 1966) is an American journalist and national-affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. With Mark Halperin, he co-authored Double Down and Game Change, books about presidential campaigning.

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What is the meaning of John?
Name John means God Is Gracious as per The ParentZ Baby Name Finder, largest baby names list. Learn more John Name Meaning and Origin.
What is the numerology of baby name John?
Name John has numerology 3 as per The ParentZ.
What is the Nakshatra of John?
Name John belongs to Shravana nakshatra based on Indian Astrology or Janam Nakshatra as per the information available on The ParentZ.
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Name John means God Is Gracious as per The ParentZ
What is the meaning and origin of the baby name John?
John means God Is Gracious and is a Hebrew, Cyprus name given to Boys as per The ParentZ
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