Popularity in the US in 2014: No. 26
Meaning: God is gracious
For the first 40 years that the Social Security Administration kept track of names — and likely for a long time before that — John, a strong, Hebrew derived name with Biblical cred, was far and away the most popular for boys. And it's still a Top 30 contender today. That's why it's no surprise that five of our most notable presidents (John Adams to JFK) and a wide range of men at the top of their game (Beatle John Lennon, tennis pro John McEnroe, astronaut John Glenn, filmmaker John Hughes) share it. Seriously, the list is endless.
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