See also: jon, jón, Jón, jòn, jön, -jon, and Jon.

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Proper nounEdit

Jon

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, variant of John.
    • 1920 October, John Galsworthy, Awakening, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, →OCLC, page 6:
      In that Summer of 1909 the simple souls who even then desired to simplify the English tongue, had, of course, no cognizance of little Jon, or they would have claimed him for a disciple. But one can be too simple in this life, for his real name was Jolyon, and his living father and dead half-brother had usurped of old the other shortenings, Jo and Jolly. As a fact little Jon had done his best to conform to convention and spell himself first Jhon, then John; not till his father had explained the sheer necessity, had he spelled his name Jon.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Jonathan.
    • 1994, Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man, Viking, published 1995, →ISBN, page 16:
      "I suppose I ought to call you Uncle Jack now." "Please don't. My name is Jonathan, and I've never had a nickname. Doesn't go with my character. So, Uncle Jon - if you must."

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Jon (plural Jons)

  1. A surname.
StatisticsEdit
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Jon is the 39486th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 557 individuals. Jon is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (42.91%), White (32.5%), Hispanic/Latino (11.49%) and Black/African American (10.23%) individuals.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit

BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined by Sabino Arana from Latin Iohannes; itslef from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Biblical Hebrew יוחנן(yókhanan, literally Yahweh is gracious).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Southern) /xon/, [xõ̞n]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /jon/, [jõ̞n]

Proper nounEdit

Jon anim

  1. John (Biblical character)
  2. a male given name, equivalent to English John

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jon” in Euskal Onomastikaren Datutegia [Basque Onomastic Database], euskaltzaindia.eus

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jon

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English John

MarshalleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English John.

Proper nounEdit

Jon

  1. (bibilical) John
  2. (given name) John

Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jon

  1. Alternative form of John

NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval contraction of Johannes. First recorded in Norway in the 11th century.

Proper nounEdit

Jon

  1. a male given name

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 16 263 males with the given name Jon (compared to 20 361 named John)living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jon c (genitive Jons)

  1. a male given name, a medieval form of Johannes ( =John)