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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 Corzine, American politician, former governor of New Jersey
Jon Stewart, American comedian and TV host
Jon Hamm, American actor
Jon Bernthal, American actor
Jon Bon Jovi, American musician
Jon Voight, American actor
Jon Owens aka Casual, American rapper
Jon Lord, English musician of band Deep Purple
Jon Anderson, English musician of band Yes
Jon Pertwee, English actor
Jon Gruden, American NFL coach
Jon Cryer, American actor
Jon Fishman, American drummer of band Phish
Jon Oliva, American lead singer of band Savatage
Jon Foreman, American lead singer of band Switchfoot
Jon Richardson, English comedian
Jon Stevens, New Zealand singer formerly of band INXS
Jonathan Joseph "Jon" Heder, American actor and twin of Dan Heder
Jon Prescott, American actor
Jon Cozart, aka Paint, YouTube personality
Jon Barry, American basketball player and TV analyst
Jon Jones, American UFC fighter
Jon Richardson, English comedian

Pop Culture References for the Name Jon

Jon Snow, character in the Game of Thrones series
Jon Arbuckle, character in "Garfield"
"Jon," 1983 Finnish movie