Jon

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

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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 1084280753, 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 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 2[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jon (plural Jons)

  1. A surname.
Statistics[edit]
  • 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.

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jon anim

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of Jon (animate, ending in consonant)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive Jon
ergative Jonek
dative Joni
genitive Jonen
comitative Jonekin
causative Jonengatik
benefactive Jonentzat
instrumental Jonez
inessive Jonengan
locative
allative Jonengana
terminative Jonenganaino
directive Jonenganantz
destinative Jonenganako
ablative Jonengandik
partitive Jonik
prolative Jontzat

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon” in Euskal Onomastikaren Datutegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jon

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English John.

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English John.

Proper noun[edit]

Jon

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

Middle English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jon

  1. Alternative form of John

Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jon

  1. a male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jon c (genitive Jons)

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