John is a common English name and surname:

John may also refer to:

Religious figures

  • John Hyrcanus, ruler of Judea 134–104 BC
  • John the Baptist (c. 7 BC – c. 30 AD), regarded as a prophet and the forerunner of Jesus Christ
  • John the Apostle (c. 6 – c. 100 AD), one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
    • John the Evangelist, alleged author of the Fourth Gospel, traditionally identified with the Apostle
    • John of Patmos, the Seer of the Book of Revelation, traditionally identified with the Apostle
    • John the Presbyter, an obscure figure either identified or distinguished from the Apostle, the Evangelist and John of Patmos
  • John Mark, possibly the same as Mark the Evangelist
  • Pope John of Alexandria (disambiguation) (list), the name of 19 Patriarchs of Alexandria
  • Saint John (disambiguation) (list)


Rulers and other political figures

  • Iohannes (consul 456), a politician of the Eastern Roman Empire
  • Iohannes (consul 467), a politician of the Eastern Roman Empire, advisor to Emperor Zeno
  • John the Scythian, a general and politician of the Eastern Roman Empire, consul in 498
  • John the Hunchback, a general and politician of the Eastern Roman Empire, consul in 499

Fictional characters

  • John (John and Gillian), appearing in the Doctor Who TV comic strip
  • John (Tomorrow People), appearing in the children's science-fiction TV series The Tomorrow People
  • John from Cincinnati, eponymous TV character
  • John-117, main character in the Halo video game series
  • John, the head of the fictional Visitors force to Earth in the science-fiction franchise V
  • Red John, the antagonist of The Mentalist
  • Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian, MD of TV sitcom "Scrubs" played by actor Zach Braff
  • Dr. John H. Watson, MD a fictional veteran Army surgeon who served in Afghanistan and best friend of Sherlock Holmes
  • John Sheppard a fictional veteran US Air Force Officer who served in Afghanistan stars on TV series "Stargate Atlantis" is played by actor Joe Flanigan
  • John Carter is a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. He is the protagonist is a series of novels taking place on the planet Mars.
  • John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (actually "Viscount Greystoke" is the English name of Tarzan of the Apes
  • John Bosley is a fictional character in the 1976-1981 television series Charlie's Angels.
  • Detective John Munch, a fictional character played by actor Richard Belzer on the TV police-procedural series "Law & Order"

Other people

  • John of Antioch (chronicler), a chronicler of the 7th century
  • John the bookmaker controversy, a cricket betting scandal in 1994–95 in which Australian cricketers were involved with an Indian bookmaker identified only as "John"
  • John Doe, generic name for any male


  • books of the biblical New Testament:
  • "John" (1988), a song from French singer Desireless's album François


  • John, slang for a person who patronizes prostitutes
  • John, slang for toilet
  • John (ship), a ship that disappeared off the coast of SE Australia in 1806
  • Tropical Storm John (disambiguation), tropical cyclones appearing in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
  • John the Ripper, a password strength checking program (the executable program is simply "john")
  • John, a 1927 play by Philip Barry
  • John (Lil Wayne song)
  • "john", an iamamiwhoami song

See also

  • All pages beginning with "John"
  • All pages with titles containing "John"
  • Yahya
  • Johnny (disambiguation)
  • Jon
  • Ivan (disambiguation)

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  • John 2 — is the second chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It contains the famous stories of the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine and Jesus expelling the money changers from the Temple.Water into WineThe… …   Wikipedia

  • John 20 — is the twentieth chapter of the Gospel of John in the Bible. It relates the story of Jesus resurrection. It relates how Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Jesus and found it empty. Jesus appears to her and speaks of his resurrection and… …   Wikipedia

  • John — 1 John 2 John 3 John 4 John 5 John 6 John 7 John 8 John 9 John 10 John 11 John 12 John 13 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • John 3 — is the third chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Nicodemus The first part of the chapter begins with Nicodemus, said to be a member of the ruling council, coming to talk with Jesus, whom he calls Rabbi.… …   Wikipedia

  • John X —     Pope John X     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope John X     Born at Tossignano, Romagna; enthroned, 914; died at Rome, 928. First a deacon ( see Deacons ), he became Archbishop of Ravenna about 905, as successor of Kailo. In a document dated 5… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John IV — may refer to: * Patriarch John IV of Constantinople, Patriarch from 582 to his death in 595 * Pope John IV, Pope from 640 to his death in 642 * John IV, Bishop of Naples (died 835) * John IV of Naples, Duke from 997 to after 1002 * John IV of… …   Wikipedia

  • John IX —     Pope John IX     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope John IX     (898 900).     Not only is the date of John s birth unknown, but the date of his election as pope, and that of his death are alike uncertain. He became pope in the early part of 898 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John V — may refer to: * John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria from 606 to 616 * Patriarch John V of Constantinople, Patriarch from 669 to 675 * Pope John V, Pope from 685 to his death in 686 * John V the Historian, Catholicos of Armenia from 897 to… …   Wikipedia

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