If you think everyone knows someone named John, you’re probably right. Since 1880, John has spent many years ranked #1 in the U.S. and is one of the top 5 boys names in the U.S. for the last 100 years. Want something similar sounding but a bit more unique? Try Evan, Juan, Ian, Sean, Giovanni, Ivan, Johan, or Gianni.


  • Hebrew: God has been gracious


Johnny, Johnnie, Jax, Jacky, Jackie, Jack, Gino



International Variations

Sean, Sion, Seán, Keoni, Keon, Juan, Giovanni, Giovani, Gian, Johannes

Alternate Spellings

Jonnie, Jonn, Jon, Johnn, Ivan, Giovany

Famous Namesakes

Actor Johnny Depp, Actor John Wayne, Musician John Lennon, Composer Johannes Bach, President John F. Kennedy, President John Tyler, President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams, John the Baptist

Celebrity Babies

Son of Tracey Ullman, Son of Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg, Son of Denzel Washington, Son of Michelle Pfeiffer, Son of Rob Lowe, Son of Jane Seymour, Son of Ally Walker