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Meaning and name origin

Johnny \jo(hn)-ny\ as a boy's name has the meaning "God is gracious" and is a variant of John (Hebrew), biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ. See also Gian.

Johnny has 4 variant forms: Johnie, Johnnie, Jona, Jonnie.

Johnny is also pronounced similarly to Jonny. Other suggested similar baby names are Johan, Johann, Johnn, Johon and Jonn.


Johnny is a very popular first name for males (#97 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56473 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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