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John's International Variations

For centuries the most popular of all boy baby names, borne by saints, kings, and countless other illustrious notables, John is still in the Top 20. For a new spin on one of the longest-running favorite baby names, try one of John's international variations.
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  • Bevan

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    This Welsh surname might be an interesting alternative to the popular Evan, though that Bev beginning conjures up a fifty-five-year-old woman named Beverly.  Read More 

  • Eoin

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    Though Eoin is a Gaelic form of John, its Anglicized pronunciation links it directly to Owen. Eoin is currently a Top 30 name in Ireland. Other variations: Ewan, Ewen, Evan and Eoghan (pronounced a... Read More 

  • Evan

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    Evan -- a Welsh version of John -- has a mellow nice-guy image that's propelled it into the Top 50, while it has been popular in Wales since the nineteenth century. And interestingly--and surprisin... Read More 

  • Eòin

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  • Gian

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    Since it (almost) sounds like John and is the equivalent of John, there's not much advantage to using this spelling.  Read More 

  • Gianni

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    Gianni, the Italian equivalent of Johnny, sounds more substantial and certainly more exotic. TV star Jill Hennessey's son is named Gianni Mastropietro. Read More 

  • Giannini

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  • Giannis

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  • Giannos

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  • Giovanni

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    Venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, is now among the U. S. Top 200 boys' names.  Read More 

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