John

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Low German and English short form of Johannes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

2) Creative spelling of Jon [7]

Related Names

John
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Johnn
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish

See also Dion, Ian, Iain, Johnny, Jon, Jonke, Jonte, Jånn, Seán

For female forms see Johnna

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Johninpoika Finland
Johnsen Denmark Norway
Johnson Norway Sweden
Johnssen Norway
Johnsson Faroe Islands Norway Iceland Sweden
Johnssøn Norway
Johnsøn Norway

Female

Johndatter Norway
Johnintytär Finland
Johnsdatter Denmark Norway
Johnsdotter Norway Sweden
Johnsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: John
Genitive: Johns
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: John
Accusative: John
Dative: Johni
Genitive: Johns
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: John
Genitive: Johnin
Partitive: Johnia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: John
Accusative: John
Dative: John
Genitive: Johns
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: John
Genitive: Johns
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: John
Genitive: Johns

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 June

Sweden Sweden

3 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Johan (John) Ericsson (31 July 1803 – 8 March 1889), Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer
  • John Daniel Lyng (22 August 1905 – 18 January 1978), former Prime Minister of Norway (1963)
  • John Gordon Bernander (born 22 September 1957), Norwegian politician
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist (née Lindqvist; born 2 December 1968), Swedish writer

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
21591 68894 11 67 21580 68827
Denmark Denmark[11]
25530
n.a.
0
n.a.
25530
n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
18529
n.a.
0
n.a.
18529
n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
9140
n.a.
9
n.a.
9131
Greenland Greenland[14]
209 500
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
92 186
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for John (m) Sources: [10][11][12][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for John (m) Sources: [16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for John (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of John (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for John (m)


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Nuka Møller: Kalaallit aqqi (2015)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Märit Frändén: Svenska kyrkan och det samiska namnskicket (2016)
  9. 9.0 9.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. details see Name Statistic tables