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Variations of John

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.

  • 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 kept it popular, while it has been widely used 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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    Gianni, the Italian form of Johnny, has gotten popular in the US, and there's a good chance Giannis will be next, thanks to rising star basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is Greek. It... Read More 

  • Giannos

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  • Giovanni

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    Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer Boccaccio to designer Versace (nn Gianni).Read More 

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