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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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  • Hannes

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  • Hannu

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  • Hans

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    Though familiar to all via such childhood icons as Hans Brinker, Hans(el) and Gretel, and Hans Christian Andersen, few Americans have chosen this name for their sons because of its intractably Old ... Read More 

  • Hansel

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    Those "Where's Gretel?" jokes will get old pretty fast. Read More 

  • Hovhannes

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  • Iain

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    Iain, this authentic Gaelic form of John, has been well used in Scotland since the early twentieth century, used concurrently with the shortened Ian spelling, but is rarely seen in the US. Iain B... Read More 

  • Ian

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    Ian was introduced to Americans by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, and its been on a steady path in the Top 100 ever since, due to its jaunty charm. Today, Ian flies in formation with fellow cl... Read More 

  • Ieuan

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    Ieuan is a Scrabble-rack full of impossible vowels. Consider Ewan, Ian, or Owen instead. Read More 

  • Ifan

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  • Ioan

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    Less confusing with phonetic Johann spelling.  Read More 

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