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pinWhat does Johnny mean?

Johnny /john-ny/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Johnny is "God is gracious". Johnny is a version of John (Hebrew) with the suffix -y. See also Gian.


Johnny has 4 variants: Johnie, Johnnie, Jona and Jonnie.

Johnny has 15 more related forms via John: Janne, Jehan, Jianni, Joannes, Johan, Johanan, Johann, Johannes, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jovan, Jovanney, Jovanni and Jovonni.

Kreatif forms: Jeny, Jony, Juny. [more]

pinHow popular is Johnny?

Johnny is a very popular first name for males (#97 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#51119 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnny name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johnny outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Johnny and corresponding names. Johan (#579 in recent rankings), Johann, Johannes, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie, Jon (#675), Jonnie, Jovan and Jovanni (#943) are the popular varying forms of Johnny (#299 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Jona, are uncommon. These forms of Johnny were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (median #612) and are somewhat less popular today (#774, 42%). John is the all-time favorite, though Johan has grown popular as well over time, while forms such as Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Jovan and Jovanni are now less common.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnny, Johan, Johann, John, Johnie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnnie, Jon, Jonnie, Jovan, Jovanni in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, Johannes, John outside U.S.

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Johnny is alike in pronunciation to Gianny, Janna, Jonah and Jonny. Other recommended similar baby names are Benny, Chany, Cheny, Danny, Denny, Dominy, Donny, Fortny, Glenny, Hockny, Jahan, Jeovany, Joben, Joby, Jodey, Jody, Joey, Johar, Johnson, Johntay, Johnte, Joiner, Jonas, Jones, Jonn, Jonte, Jophrey, Joran, Jordy, Joren, Jorey, Jorn, Joron, Jorry, Jory, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanno, Jovanny, Jovany, Jovin, Jovon, Joyner, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny, Tony, Vinny and Yovanny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johnny.