Gender: Male Meaning of Jon: "God is gracious; or gift of Jehovah" Origin of Jon: Variation of John or Jonathan Jon's Popularity in 2019: #756

Jon Origin and Meaning

The name Jon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is gracious; or gift of Jehovah".

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. Jon Snow is a popular character on HBO's Game of Thrones.

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Chrissy425 Says:


One of my best friends is named Jon. I personally think Jon is a bland name but sometimes I think it's cute, especially without the traditional h between the O and N. His name is short for Jonathan. I would have been named this if I were a boy, and I think I would have liked to have been called "Nathan" or "Nate" instead of Jonathan.