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see jon

English

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a diminutive of Jonathan, or a re-spelling of John.

Danish

Proper noun

Jon
  1. A given name, cognate to John.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Jon
  1. A given name, a medieval cognate of John.

Related terms

Swedish

Proper noun

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

Extensive Definition

Jon is a shortened form of the common given name Jonathan, or an alternate spelling of John. Jon in the former sense means "Gift of God", and in the latter, "Yahweh is gracious".
Jon may also be:
  • Jon, a common Basque and Scandinavian name
  • Jón, a common Icelandic name

See also

Jon in French: Jon
Jon in Icelandic: Jón (aðgreining)
Jon in Japanese: ジョン
Jon in Swedish: Jon (olika betydelser)
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