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Meaning of First Name: John


Name:
John
Pronunciation:
\jo-hn\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
God is gracious
Origin:
Hebrew
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Sounds Like:
Name Similar:
None
Variant Forms:

Popularity

John is a very popular first name for men (#2 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1172 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

John \jo-hn\ as a boy's name is pronounced jahn. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of John is "God is gracious". Biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ. Also the name of John the Baptist, who baptized Christ in the Jordan river. Dozens of variant forms, given names and surnames, male and female, have been created in almost every language. For a few examples, Jan is a Dutch and Slavic form; Janos is Czech; Joao is Portuguese; and the J

Census About Last Name: Chambers


Last Name:
CHAMBERS
Origin:
English
Meaning:
Occupational name for one who looked after the master bedroom, from Norman French cambre "chamber, room"
Population Rank:
305
Population:
90325
Occurrences/100,000 people:
33.48
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
27302.95
Non-Hispanic White Only:
68.8%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
26.93%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.36%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
0.56%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
1.78%
Hispanic Origin:
1.57 %
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.