John

John - A popular male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

John, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #1. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named John and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name John? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name John. The baby boy name John was given to 10,505 baby boys in 2012, ranking #28 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 156 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. John peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1911 on position 1.



Famous with this name

John Goodman
John Cassavetes
John Travolta


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Rating: 4/5 (19 people)


John is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? John is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #3 - and is the least popular in North Dakota at position #64.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique John is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because John is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little John goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

John origin and meaning

John is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named John, pop culture references for the name John and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to John

We've found the following names that sound similar to John, sorted by popularity.

Jason / Juan / Johnny / Jimmy / Jackson / Jon / Jim / Jimmie / Johnnie / Jamie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201228
201127
201026
200927
200820
200719
200619
200518
200418
200317
200217
200114
200014
199915
199815
199715
199615
199513
199415
199316
199214
199110
199012
198912
198811
198711
198610
19859
19848
19839
19828
19818
19808
19797
19787
19776
19766
19757
19746
19736
19725
19714
19704
19694
19683
19674
19664
19652
19642
19632
19623
19613
19604
19594
19585
19575
19565
19555
19544
19534
19523
19513
19503
19493
19483
19473
19463
19453
19443
19433
19423
19413
19403
19393
19383
19373
19363
19353
19343
19333
19323
19313
19303
19293
19282
19272
19262
19252
19242
19231
19221
19211
19201
19191
19181
19171
19161
19151
19141
19131
19121
19111
19101

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi3
District of Columbia4
Alabama4
Pennsylvania10
Delaware11
Tennessee13
Massachusetts14
South Carolina14
Georgia14
Connecticut18
South Dakota18
Louisiana18
Virginia19
New Jersey20
Arkansas20
Kentucky21
North Carolina23
Montana24
Illinois26
New York26
Missouri27
Kansas29
Oklahoma30
Rhode Island30
Wyoming31
Maryland32
West Virginia32
Ohio34
Texas36
Hawaii37
New Hampshire37
Colorado38
Florida39
Idaho39
Minnesota40
Washington40
Indiana44
Arizona53
Nebraska53
Wisconsin53
Maine54
California55
Oregon56
New Mexico56
Nevada57
Iowa59
Vermont59
Michigan62
Utah62
Alaska62
North Dakota64

Even more about John


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is John a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name John?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name John
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 156
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +10,505

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