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: 54
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 57
Say Anything...

Say Anything...

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Country: United States of America

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Country: United States of America

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

Country: United States of America

Bullets Over Broadway

Bullets Over Broadway

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri

John Travolta
John Travolta

Born on February 18, 1954

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

John Travolta Memorabilia

Carrie

Carrie

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Country: United States of America

Blow Out

Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Country: United States of America

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Face/Off

Face/Off

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Country: United States of America

John Malkovich
John Malkovich

Born on December 09, 1953

  • Age: 67
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 40

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Country: United States of America

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Country: United States of America

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Country: United States of America

John Cena
John Cena

Born on April 23, 1977

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

Blockers

Directed by: Kay Cannon

Starring: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton

12 Rounds

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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

The Wall

The Wall

Directed by: Doug Liman

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

Ferdinand

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Starring: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Gore

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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 Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

Country: United States of America

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Country: United States of America

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

John Waters
John Waters

Born on April 22, 1946

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

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Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Polyester

Polyester

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson

Hairspray

Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Country: United States of America

Female Trouble

Female Trouble

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Country: United States of America

John Carpenter
John Carpenter

Born on January 16, 1948

  • Age: 73
  • Birth sign: Capricorn
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 21
Halloween

Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

Country: United States of America

They Live

They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Country: United States of America

John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp

Born on October 07, 1951

  • Age: 69
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 2

John Mellencamp Memorabilia

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

East of Eden

East of Eden

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A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of …

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story …

The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

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Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on …

John Densmore
John Densmore

Born on December 01, 1944

  • Age: 76
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 5

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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 #2nd.

How popular is the name John?

According to the US census in 2018, 9132 boys were born named John, making John the #27th name more popular among boy names. In 1965 John had the highest rank with 71793 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 71793 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named John

The last time a baby was named John was in 2018, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2018 are named John?

In 2018 there were 9132 baby boys named John.

Who is a famous person named John?

There a several famous people named John, for example musician John Lennon, actor John Travolta, director John Carpenter.

Who is a famous actor/actress named John?

A famous actor/actress named John is John Travolta, starring in 50 movies, including The Fanatic and The Poison Rose.

Who is a famous director named John?

A famous director named John is John Huston, who directed 38 movies, including The Unforgiven and The African Queen.

Who is a famous singer named John?

A famous singer named John is John Lennon, with over 5 songs, including Watching The Wheels and Whatever Gets You Thru The Night.

How many famous actors/actresses are named John?

There are 779 actors named John including John Travolta and John Cena who appeared in movies such as The Poison Rose and Playing with Fire.

How many famous directors are named John?

There are 246 directors named John including John Huston and John Carpenter who directed movies such as The African Queen and Body Bags.

How many famous writers are named John?

There are 98 writers named John including John McCain and John Steinbeck who wrote books such as The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv and The Restless Wave.

How many famous singers are named John?

There are 17 singers named John including John Lennon and John Mayer who wrote songs such as Watching The Wheels and Love On The Weekend.