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The name John is of Hebrew origin, and means Yahweh is gracious.  The table below indicates the number of times the name John has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name John
Use of the Name John for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
4,953,619 2,156,533 649,600 196,948 89,460 33,235 16,133
The table below indicates the number of times the name John has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name John
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188019,65422946
188118,77131326
188219,55727840
188318,89627940
188419,38730940
188518,75629745
188619,02630048
188718,11028656
188819,24833352
188918,54834652
189018,50334755
189117,68137944
189219,03936354
189318,05034361
189418,24136260
189518,32336061
189618,14040850
189717,55243346
189818,16341655
189916,99346240
190019,84950246
190116,89648539
190217,90952138
190317,60950740
190418,10852440
190518,06553442
190618,26652244
190718,97844565
190819,34347558
190919,57945967
1910111,44042188
1911113,41850468
1912124,572445112
1913129,283448122
1914137,935408169
1915147,572431199
1916150,050412227
1917151,873397254
1918156,644419248
1919153,559370306
1920156,909395280
1921158,185399287
1922157,266384287
1923157,447363334
1924259,067349380
1925257,099354367
1926256,078335390
1927255,855319439
1928253,690324421
1929351,991321415
1930352,332327402
1931348,333356325
1932348,536373297
1933346,137427228
1934346,674410255
1935347,466449207
1936347,643446204
1937348,677446218
1938350,490457216
1939351,068445229
1940354,714463208
1941357,471471220
1942366,051477238
1943368,637483233
1944366,396545176
1945366,069519197
1946378,987548209
1947388,105602201
1948382,548605192
1949380,899586200
1950379,343639179
1951381,261607201
1952383,098634196
1953479,944713162
1954481,034680188
1955579,974685187
1956580,686642219
1957578,878654226
1958575,852687206
1959476,405664228
1960476,097649242
1961379,789611275
1962378,372587284
1963278,623627260
1964282,450616265
1965271,521612253
1966464,997565283
1967461,572553290
1968360,862558303
1969458,756583288
1970458,427598293
1971451,429623269
1972543,106669225
1973639,128651230
1974637,571617252
1975735,027661230
1976633,947702210
1977734,145713218
1978733,958716221
1979735,361693245
1980835,186688251
1981834,844812196
1982834,622729234
1983933,127645266
1984832,547703237
1985931,445742233
19861030,140774220
19871129,514866196
19881129,326986167
19891229,805  
19901229,038  
19911027,763  
19921426,194  
19931624,949  
19941524,152  
19951323,191  
19961522,114  
19971521,336  
19981520,565  
19991520,282  
20001420,025  
20011418,819  
20021717,381  
20031717,102  
20041816,133  
Totals:  4,953,619 20,626

During the last 125 years, parents have used John as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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