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... Read More 

  • Evan

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    Evan -- a Welsh version of John -- has a mellow nice-guy image that has placed it in and around the Top 50, while it has been popular in Wales since the nineteenth century. And interestingly--and... 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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    Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, and is now among the U. S. Top 125 boys' names. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer... Read More 

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