John


John
noun /ʤɒn,ʤɑn/
a) very popular since the Middle Ages.

John is a most excellent name, and Smith is a surname which is worthy of respect and honor, but wo to the man on whom they are conjoined! For John Smith to aspire to senatorial dignities or to the laurel of a poet is simply ridiculous. Who is John Smith? He is lost in the multitude of John Smiths, and individual fame is impossible.

b) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and , identified with .

The name I refer to is John. It has been borne by many illustrious men and an innumerable multitude of the obscure. - - - It is as fixed as the English landscape and the procession of seasons. It never becomes wearisome or tarnished. Nothing affects it; nothing can bring it into contempt; it stands like a rock amid the turbulent waves of human history, as fine and noble a thing now as it was when it first took shape on human lips. It is a name to live up to; but if one who bears it sinks into disrepute it falls not with him, but rather stays in the firmament above him, shining down upon him like a reproachful star.

Syn: sir, boy, bro, gov, guv, guvnor, Mac, man, mate, mister, son
See Also: Jane, Jean, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Johnnie, Johnny, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ian, Iain, Ivan, Sean, Shane, Shaun

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