|Meaning||the eye for god|
|Related names||John, Jonathan, Jonny, Jonnie, Jonn, Jonno, Jonni, Yahya, Yehia|
Jon is a shortened form of the common given name Jonathan, derived from "YHWH has given", and an alternate spelling of John, derived from "YHWH has pardoned". Its popularity has declined steadily since its peak in 1969 at number 65. In 2008, Jon was the 527th most popular name in the United States.