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Jon

Jon

See also: jon, jón, Jón, jòn, jön, -jon, and Jon.

English

Proper noun

Jon

  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of John.
    • 1920 John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga: In Chancery: Awakening:
      In that summer of 1909 the simple souls who even then desired to simplify the English tongue, had, of course, no cognizance of little Jon, or they would have claimed him for a disciple. But one can be too simple in this life, for his real name was Jolyon, and his living father and dead half-brother had usurped of old the other shortenings, Jo and Jolly. As a fact little Jon had done his best to conform to convention and spell himself first Jhon, then John, not till his father had explained the sheer necessity, had he spelled his name Jon.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Jonathan.
    • 1994 Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man, Viking 1995, ISBN 0670859117, page 16:
      "I suppose I ought to call you Uncle Jack now." "Please don't. My name is Jonathan, and I've never had a nickname. Doesn't go with my character. So, Uncle Jon - if you must."

Basque

Etymology

From Latin Iohannes, from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Biblical Hebrew יוחנן (yókhanan), literally “Yahweh is gracious”.

Proper noun

Jon

  1. John (Biblical character)
  2. A male given name.

Declension


Danish

Proper noun

Jon

  1. A male given name, cognate to English John.

Norwegian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Medieval contraction of Johannes. First recorded in Norway in the 11th century.

Proper noun

Jon

  1. A male given name.

Related terms

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 16 263 males with the given name Jon (compared to 20 361 named John)living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish

Proper noun

Jon

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

jon

jon

See also: Jon, jón, Jón, jòn, jön, -jon, and Jon.

Lojban

Rafsi

jon

  1. rafsi of jorne.

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

jon m inan

  1. ion

Declension


Swedish

Noun

jon c

  1. (chemistry) ion; an electrically charged atom or molecule

Declension

Inflection of jon 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative jon jonen joner jonerna
Genitive jons jonens joners jonernas

Volapük

Noun

jon (plural jons)

  1. reference
  2. indication

Declension