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Gender: M Meaning of Jon: "God is gracious; or gift of Jehovah" Origin of Jon: Variation of John or Jonathan Jon's Popularity in 2013: #638

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Streamlined version of the classic boys' names, sometimes a short form of Jonathan, which is in fact an entirely different name from John attached to a different Biblical personage. Jon feels more modern than the traditional John, but some may find it an overly slight variation on an already slim name.

Famous People Named Jon

Jon Huntsman, former US Ambassador to China
Jon Hamm, American actor
Jon Bernthal, American actor
John Bon Jovie, American singer
Jon Owens, American rapper
Jon Richardson, English comedian
Jonathan Joseph "Jon" Heder, American actor & twin of Dan Heder
Jon Prescott, American actor
Jon Cozart, aka Paint, YouTube star
Jon Stewart, comedian, host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Pop Culture References for the Name Jon

Jon Snow, a main character in Game of Thrones