John

John is a boy name and means God is gracious. It is a Hebrew name and its pronunciation is \jo-hn\. Other similar names and variants include: Anno, Baptist, Battista, Chan, Dajon, Ean, Eian, Eion, Eoin, Euan, Evan, Evian, Ewan, Ewen, Gahan, Gian, Giannes, Gianni, Giannis, Giannos, Giovanni, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hanschen, Hansel, Hansl, Heanno, Hovannes, Huon, Iain, Ian, Ieuan, Ioanis, Ioannes, Ioannis, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jan, Janak, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean, Jeannot, Jehan, Jenkin, Jenkins, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Joannes, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johan, Johanan, Johann, Johannes, John-Carlo, John-Michael, John-Patrick, John-Paul, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jones, Jonnie, Jovan, Jovanney, Jovanni, Jovonni, Juan, Juanito, Juwan, Keon, Sean, Seann, Shane, Shaughn, Shaun, Shawn, Sinjin, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yann, Yanni, Yannis, Yanno, Yochanan, Yovanny, Zane. John is a very popular first name for men (#2 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1172 out of 88799).
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Famous actors named John and their movies

John Cusack
John Cusack

Born on June 28, 1966

  • Age: 55
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 57

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Prince

Directed by: Brian A. Miller

Starring: Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jessica Lowndes

The Road to Wellville

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine

Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

John Travolta
John Travolta

Born on February 18, 1954

  • Age: 67
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 50

Hairspray

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Starring: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States of America

Eyes of an Angel

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: John Travolta, Ellie Raab, Tito Larriva, Tripoli

Grease

Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Country: United States of America

Gotti

Directed by: Kevin Connolly

Starring: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach

John Malkovich
John Malkovich

Born on December 09, 1953

  • Age: 67
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 40
Ripley's Game

Ripley's Game

Directed by: Liliana Cavani

Starring: John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Con Air

Con Air

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America

Art School Confidential

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Starring: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

John Cena
John Cena

Born on April 23, 1977

  • Age: 44
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 7

Playing with Fire

Directed by: Andy Fickman

Starring: Judy Greer, John Cena, Brianna Hildebrand, Keegan-Michael Key

The Wall

The Wall

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

12 Rounds

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: John Cena, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen, Steve Harris

The Marine

Directed by: John Bonito

Starring: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

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Famous directors named John and their movies

John Huston
John Huston

Born on August 05, 1906

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 38
The Dead

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

The African Queen

The African Queen

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Country: United States of America

A Walk with Love and Death

A Walk with Love and Death

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Assi Dayan, Anthony Higgins, John Hallam

The Roots of Heaven

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Errol Flynn, Juliette Gréco, Trevor Howard, Eddie Albert

John Waters
John Waters

Born on April 22, 1946

  • Age: 75
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 22

Nevada

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd, William Powell, Philip Strange

The Mighty McGurk

The Mighty McGurk

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Wallace Beery, Dean Stockwell, Edward Arnold, Aline MacMahon

Serial Mom

Serial Mom

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Arizona Bound

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Gary Cooper, Betty Jewel, El Brendel, Jack Dougherty

John Carpenter
John Carpenter

Born on January 16, 1948

  • Age: 73
  • Birth sign: Capricorn
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 21
Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States of America

Christine

Christine

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Country: United States of America

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean

Prince of Darkness

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp

Born on October 07, 1951

  • Age: 70
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 2

Falling from Grace

Directed by: John Mellencamp

Starring: John Mellencamp, Mariel Hemingway, Claude Akins, Dub Taylor

Falling From Grace

Falling From Grace

Directed by: John Mellencamp

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Famous writers named John and their books

John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck

Born on February 27, 1902

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 11
The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv

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In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the

The Winter Of Our Discontent

The Winter Of Our Discontent

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The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that

Travels With Charley

Travels With Charley

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An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

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John Densmore
John Densmore

Born on December 01, 1944

  • Age: 76
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 5
Riders On The Storm

Riders On The Storm

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Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of

John McCain
John McCain

Born on August 29, 1936

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Virgo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 1
The Restless Wave

The Restless Wave

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In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most.“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here.

John Edward
John Edward

Born on October 19, 1969

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 1
Crossing Over

Crossing Over

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John Edward takes his fans with him on the extraordinary journey that has been his life. In the style of his TV show and personal appearances—poignant, funny, and remarkably candid—John Edward deals

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is John a popular name?

Over the years John was most popular in 1965. According to the latest US census information John ranks #2nd while according to famousnames.vip John ranks #4th.

How popular is the name John?

According to the US census in 2018, 8189 boys were born named John, making John the #27th name more popular among boy names. In 1965 John had the highest rank with 71786 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name John?

John is #27th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name John more popular ?

The name John was more popular in 1965 with 71786 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named John

The last time a baby was named John was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named John?

In 2020 there were 8189 baby boys named John.

Who is a famous person named John?

There a several famous people named John, for example actor John Cusack, director John Huston, musician John Mayer.

Who is a famous actor/actress named John?

A famous actor/actress named John is John Cusack, starring in 4 movies, including Crime Inc. and The Prince.

Who is a famous director named John?

A famous director named John is John Huston, who directed 4 movies, including The Dead and The African Queen.

Who is a famous singer named John?

A famous singer named John is John Mayer, with over 4 songs, including You're Gonna Live Forever In Me and Love On The Weekend.

How many famous actors/actresses are named John?

There are 4 actors named John including John Cusack and John Travolta who appeared in movies such as Crime Inc. and Hairspray.

How many famous directors are named John?

There are 4 directors named John including John Huston and John Waters who directed movies such as The Dead and Nevada.

How many famous writers are named John?

There are 4 writers named John including John Steinbeck and John Densmore who wrote books such as The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv and Riders On The Storm.

How many famous singers are named John?

There are 4 singers named John including John Mayer and John Legend who wrote songs such as You're Gonna Live Forever In Me and Ordinary People.