What does Johnny mean?
Johnny \jo(hn)-ny\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Johnny is "God is gracious". Johnny is a derivative of John (Hebrew). Biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles. A very common given name. See also Gian.
Johnny▼ has 41 more related forms via John: Anno, Gianni▲, Hanno, Heanno, Ioannes, Ioannis, Ivann, Jacky▼, Jan▼, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean▼, Jeannot, Jehan, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Joannes, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johan▲, Johanan, Johann, Johannes, Johnn, Johnpaul▼, Johon, Jon▼, Jovan▼, Jovanney, Jovanni▼, Jovonni, Juan, Juwan▼, Seann, Shane▲, Yanni and Yanno.
Johnny is a very popular first name for males (#97 out of 1220, Top 8%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#56473 out of 88799, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Johnny for boys. Johnny reached its apex position of #50 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #299 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Johnny and corresponding names. Gianni (#515 in 2014), Jacky, Jan, Jean, Jens, Johan (#579), Johann, Johannes, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie, Johnpaul, Jon (#675), Jonnie, Jovan, Jovanni (#943), Juan (#98), Juwan and Shane (#277) are the popular varying forms of Johnny (#299 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 and are somewhat less popular today, with forms like Jean, Johnny, Jon, Jovan and Jovanni becoming somewhat dated. Gianni (#515), Johan (#579) and Shane (#277) are three of the more chic baby names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)