John englannista suomeksi
(given name)''; very popular since the Middle Ages.''
1852 D. H. Jacques, "A Chapter on Names", ''The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine'', Volume XL, August 1852, page 114:
- 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.
1920, John Collings Squire, "Initials", ''Life and Letters: Essays'', Hodder & Stoughton, pages 233-235:
- 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.
Persons of the Christian Bible: the Baptist; and names possibly referring to one, two or three persons, frequently called "Saint": (w), (w) and (w) (also called John the Divine or John the Theologian).
- There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
A new recruit at (w).
1842, ''The United Service Magazine''
- I and the other "Johns," as I soon discovered all new-comers at Sandhurst were, and are still, styled, although at the time I was unconscious of it, managed to troop in after the A company, but although not two minutes after them, found all the different messes already seated and hard at work.
the Baptist or (w)/(w) (q)