What does Jon mean?
Jon \jon\ as a boys' name is pronounced jahn. It is of English and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jon is "God is gracious; gift of God". Variant of John or short form of Jonathan. Jon is also used in the French fashion, hyphenated with another name. See also Jean.
Jon▼ has 39 more different forms via Jean, John, Jonathan: Anno, Ean▼, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Hans▼, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Iwan, Jack, Jan▼, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean▼, Jehan, Jens, Jian, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johan, Johann, Johnie▼, Johnn, Johnny▼, Johon, Jona, Jovan▼, Juan, Juwan▼, Sean and Zane.
Jon has 1 feminine form: Johnna.
Jon is a very popular first name for men (#157 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#44654 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Jon for boys. Jon was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #86 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #675. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Ean (#997 in 2014), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jack (#41), Jan, Jean, Jens, Johan (#579), Johann, John (#26), Johnie, Johnny (#299), Jonathan (#44), Jonnie, Jovan, Juan (#98), Juwan, Sean (#193) and Zane (#224) are the popular alternative forms of Jon (#675 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 2004 (usage of 0.4434%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3823%, down 13.8%), with forms such as Ean, Jean, Johnny, Jon and Jovan falling out of style. The most trendy boy names in this list are Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Jonathan (#44), Sean (#193) and Zane (#224), with Evan and Jonathan enjoying a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Jon and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Jon▼ is alike in pronunciation to June▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Con, Don▼, Eon, Ion, Jano, Jem, Jeno, Jim▼, Jino, Jo, Job, Joe▼, Jonah, Jorn, Lon▼, Ron▼, Ton and Von. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jon.