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Gender: Male Meaning of Jon: "God is gracious; or gift of Jehovah" Origin of Jon: Variation of John or Jonathan Jon's Popularity in 2017: #741

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 Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Jon

Jon Meade Huntsman, former U.S Ambassador to China
Jon Stevens Corzine, American politician, former governor of New Jersey
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz), American comedian and TV host
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm, American actor
Jonathan Edward "Jon" Bernthal, American actor
Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr.), American musician
Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight, American actor
Jon Owens aka Casual, American rapper
John Douglas "Jon" Lord, English musician of band Deep Purple
John Roy "Jon" Anderson, English musician of band Yes
John Devon Roland "Jon" Pertwee, English actor
Jon David Gruden, American NFL coach
Jonathan Niven "Jon" Cryer, American actor
Jon Fishman, American drummer of band Phish
Jonathan "Jon" Seda, American Actor
Jon Stewart, oldest American Ninja Warrior contestant
John Nicholas "Jon" Oliva, American lead singer of band Savatage
Jonathan Mark "Jon" Foreman, American lead singer of band Switchfoot
Jon Joel Richardson, English comedian
Jon Stevens, New Zealand singer formerly of band INXS
Jonathan Joseph "Jon" Heder, American actor and twin of Dan Heder
Jon Prescott, American actor
Jon Cozart, aka Paint, YouTube personality
Jon Alan Barry, American basketball player and TV analyst
Jonathan Dwight "Jon" Jones, American UFC fighter
Jon Lovett, American speechwriter and producer
Jonathan Michael "Jon" Lovitz, American comedian/actor
Jon Wellner, American actor
Jon Dale, YouTuber of The Dale Tribe

Pop Culture References for the name Jon

Jon Snow, character in the "Game of Thrones" series
Jon Arbuckle, character in the Garfield series
"Jon," 1983 Finnish movie
Jon Arryn, character in the "Game of Thrones" / "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
Jon Connington, character in the "Game of Thrones" / "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
Jonathan Samuel "Jon" Kent character from DC Comics/ Superman's son and Superboy


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.