John is derived from the name Yochanan. It is a Hebrew name that can be translated to "the Lord is gracious." John is a prominent of two people from the Old Testament: John the Baptist and John, the second disciple of Jesus. John is a perennial favorite for many parents and the name is consistently within the top 30 names for boys.
Similar Names: Jon, Johan
Famous John Names: John Travolta (actor), John Lennon (musician)