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Quick Facts on Javon

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American, American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 746
ja-VON or JAY-von
Simple meaning:
The Greeks

Characteristics of Javon

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Javon

Javon is a late 20th century name invention coined by African-Americans in the United States some time during the 1970s. Javon is one of several unique names created and adopted within the Black communities of America shortly after the Civil Rights Movement and coinciding with a period of time when Black National Pride was soaring. African-Americans began to exert their own individualism through unique naming practices, expressions of independence from the status quo. Blacks in America either adopted names from continental Africa, they assumed Arabic monikers within Black Islamic communities, and they also began to invent names out of the blue. Javon, in particular, could be a simple mutation on the obscure Biblical name Javan. Javan appears in the Book of Genesis as the grandson of Noah. He was the son of Noah’s son Japheth, from whom all Greek people are purportedly descended. The Hebrew Javan (Yavan) was used in reference to Greek people in general. Whether or not African-Americans had this Biblical Javan in mind when they created Javon, we’re not sure.

Popularity of the Name Javon

Javon first appeared on the male naming charts in 1976 and quickly grew in popularity as it found favor within the African-American community. The name hit its peak popularity right as we turned into the 21st century at around position #350. Since the name is almost exclusively used among Blacks in America, we don’t expect it to gain much more usage. It’s not to say that other ethnicities don’t use Javon occasionally, but it is more distinctly Black than Hispanic or White. Plus, J names like Jamari and Jamarian have gained more notice and therefore more usage among African-Americans in more recent years. Javon may have seen his heyday already. Still, the name is a nice sounding, ethnically appealing two-syllable masculine name with a “coolness” factor all his own. Javon is definitely unique and we like its possible connection to the ancient Greeks. After all, we owe much of our Western culture to those intellectually rigorous people! Javon is also an 8 in numerology – a very powerful number.
Popularity of the Boy Name Javon
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Javon

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Javon

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Javon

    Javon We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Javon.

  • Popular Songs on Javon

    Popular Songs on Javon

    Javon - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Javon.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Javon

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Javon

    Javon - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Javon.

  • Famous People Named Javon

    Famous People Named Javon

    Famous People Named Javon - Javon Ringer (football player); Javon Walker (football player); Javon Jackson (jazz musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Javon

    Children of Famous People Named Javon

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Javon - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Javon.

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    Javon - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Javon - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Javon.

Personality of the Boy Name Javon

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Javon

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