The name Jon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is gracious; or gift of Jehovah". Jon is ranked #741 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Variations of John and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (20)".
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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. Jon Snow is a popular character on HBO's Game of Thrones.