John (disambiguation)

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The name ''''John'''' masc. proper name, c.1160, from Gk. ''Ioannes'', from Heb. ''Yohanan'' (in full y'hohanan) lit. "Jehovah has favored," from hanan "he was gracious." As the name of [[John the Baptist]] and [[John the Evangelist]], it is one of the most common Christian given names.
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The name ''''John'''' masc. proper name, c.1160, from Gk. ''Ioannes'', from Heb. ''Yohanan'' (in full y'hohanan) lit. "Jehovah has favored," from hanan "he was gracious." <ref> OrthodoxWiki Note: God is Gracious" </ref> As the name of [[John the Baptist]] and [[John the Evangelist]], it is one of the most common Christian given names.
  
 
There are approximately 130 saints with this name, or a common variant. Listed in Orthodox Wiki we have:
 
There are approximately 130 saints with this name, or a common variant. Listed in Orthodox Wiki we have:
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*St. [[John the Chinese]] ([[June 11]]), see the Bio of St. Mitrof Tsi
 
*St. [[John the Chinese]] ([[June 11]]), see the Bio of St. Mitrof Tsi
 
*St. John De Montfort, no commemoration.
 
*St. John De Montfort, no commemoration.
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Revision as of 19:51, April 6, 2008

The name 'John' masc. proper name, c.1160, from Gk. Ioannes, from Heb. Yohanan (in full y'hohanan) lit. "Jehovah has favored," from hanan "he was gracious." [1] As the name of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, it is one of the most common Christian given names.

There are approximately 130 saints with this name, or a common variant. Listed in Orthodox Wiki we have:

Not so common saints (not yet listed on OW):

Notes

  1. OrthodoxWiki Note: God is Gracious"
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