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John is a common English name and surname:

John may also refer to:

New Testament[edit]



  • John the Baptist (died c. 30  AD), regarded as a prophet and the forerunner of Jesus Christ
  • Authorship of the Johannine works of the New Testament, sometimes identified as:
    • John the Apostle (lived c. 30  AD), one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
    • John the Evangelist, assigned author of the Fourth Gospel, once identified with the Apostle
    • John of Patmos, also known as John the Divine or John the Revelator, the author of the Book of Revelation, once identified with the Apostle
    • John the Presbyter, a figure either identified with or distinguished from the Apostle, the Evangelist and John of Patmos

Other people with the given name[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Rulers and other political figures[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • John (Tomorrow People), appearing in the children's science-fiction TV series The Tomorrow People
  • John (John and Gillian), appearing in the Doctor Who TV comic strip
  • John-117, or Master Chief, the protagonist of the video game franchise Halo
  • John-Boy, eldest son in The Waltons TV series



Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Dirty John, a true-crime podcast focusing on the life and exploits of John Meehan (also known as "Filthy John" and "Filthy")
  • John Boy and Billy, John Isley (born August 15, 1956) and Billy James (born August 31, 1957), co-hosts of the morning radio program, The John Boy & Billy Big Show

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]


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