Meaning of John
From the biblical name Yochanan, meaning ‘God is merciful’. A very popular name associated with John the Baptist in the Christian faith. There are over 175 variants of this name in nearly every language.
From The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names – Their Meaning, Origins, and Spiritual Significance by Dorothy Astoria or Arabic Baby Name Book: More than 37,500 Popular Arabic Baby Boys and Girls Names with Meanings by Atina Amrahs.