|Number in U.S||👶 374,000|
|Rate in 2021||571|
|Name origin||🌍 Hebrew , English|
Jane is the English feminine form of John. John is the English form of the Latin “Iohannes”, the Greek “Ioannes” and the Hebrew “Yochanan” all of which translate to 'Yahweh (God) is gracious' or 'God is generous, compassionate'.
The name owes most of its popularity to the New Testament figures of Saint John the Baptist and John the Apostle; and has traditionally been a name of great importance since the early Christians. The angel Gabriel appeared to his father (Zechariah) stating that God will give his barren wife (Elizabeth) a son (John) to help prepare the way for the Messiah (Jesus). John the Baptist's highest honor is to baptize Jesus in the Jordan River. The other John, the apostle John, was a fisherman, the brother of James, and a follower of Christ. He is best known as one of the authors of the four gospels of the New Testament. The Gospel of John focuses on Jesus as the "Eternal One from heaven" and is considerably more theological and philosophical than the other three gospels. John is a name with many forms: Sean (Irish), Ian (Scotland), Giovanni (Italy), Jean (French), Juan (Spanish), Johann (German), Jan (Dutch), and Ivan (Russian). The name was reintroduced to Western Europeans after the First Crusade (11th century) by the Eastern Christians of the Byzantine Empire. From that point on, John became an ultra-popular choice among the English, awarded to one in five children of the late Middle Ages.
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