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.
39 more different relations 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▲.
1 feminine form: Johnna.Creative forms:
(male) Jain, Jayn, ..
(female) Ji, Josa, .. Middle name pairings:
Jon Ali (J.A.), ..
How popular is Jon?
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. Demographics)
Jon was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #83 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #737. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Ean (#977 in recent rankings), Eian, Euan, Evan (#67), Ewan (#1284), Gian (#1221), Hans (#1411), Iain, Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Jens, Joao, Jock, Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), John (#26), Johnie, Johnny (#310), Jonathan (#48), Jonnie, Jonny, Jonpaul, Jonte, Jovan (#1154), Juan (#114), Juwan, Sean (#211) and Zane (#233) are the popular alternative forms of Jon (#737 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Jon reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.6%) and is now significantly less (adoption 2.7%, 69% less), with forms such as Sean becoming less in vogue. John has generally been popular among parents, although Johan appears to be becoming a favorite too.