en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doe

"John Doe" (for males) and "Jane Doe" (for females) are multiple-use names that are used when the true name of a person is unknown or is being intentionally ...

mentalfloss.com/article/29996/why-are-unidentified-people-called-john-or-jane-doe

From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn't know someone's name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder. Why?

www.quora.com/How-did-the-names-John-Jane-Doe-become-placeholders-for-unknown-and-unidentified-persons

Nov 28, 2011 ... The "John Doe" custom dates back to the reign of England's King Edward III, during the legal debate over something called the Acts of Ejectment. This debate  ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/john-doe

The fictitious defendant was Richard Roe . If female, Jane Doe , Jane Roe . Replaced earlier John-a-nokes (1530s) or Jack Nokes , who usually was paired with ...

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/John+Doe+or+Jane+Doe

Definition of John Doe or Jane Doe in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is John Doe or Jane Doe? Meaning of  ...

www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/Jane%20Doe

Jane Doe is someone whose name can't legally be used, or who simply doesn't want it used. In the case of a man, you'd call him John Doe. The need for a ...

www.worldsstrangest.com/mental-floss/why-are-unidentified-people-called-john-or-jane-doe

Feb 15, 2012 ... From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn't know someone's name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a ...

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-joh2.htm

Mar 15, 2003 ... Q From Kevin Webster: I have spent two hours searching the Net for information about the expressions John Doe and Jane Doe that American ...

www.nytimes.com/1995/06/04/magazine/on-language-who-s-john-doe.html

Jun 4, 1995 ... The "average woman" substitutes Jane for Joe or John, but we do not ... It's unlikely that the origin is in a real person named John Doe, but the ...