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John is a common name for males. See John (name)

In the context of the New Testament, the name typically refers to one of the following:

There are a great many other historical Johns, only a few of whom include:

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In addition to John the Apostle (John the Evangelist) and John the Baptist, there are several other Saint Johns. See Saint John (disambiguation) for a list of these, including a list of places named after them.

Other uses of the name John

In North America, a john is a reference to a toilet, perhaps after the name of Sir John Harington who invented it. Also attributed to Thomas Crapper.

A John is also a slang term for a man who pays a prostitute for sexual favors.

A Dear John letter is a correspondence in which a woman informs her fianc or boyfriend of her intention to sever their romantic relationship, typically in situations where the man is stationed, as with the military, in a distant location for a period of time.

See also

For rabbis named Yochanan, see Rabbi Yochanan (disambiguation).

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