What does Johnny mean?
Associated with: gracious.
(male) Jeny, Juny, ..
(female) Johnana, Johnia, .. Middle name pairings:
Johnny Roger (J.R.), ..
How 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 #310 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Johnny and corresponding names. Gian (#1221 in recent rankings), Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), Johannes, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie (#1531), Jon (#737), Jonnie, Jovan (#1154) and Jovanni (#1049) are the popular varying forms of Johnny (#310 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Jona, are uncommon. These forms of Johnny were at the top of their popularity a century ago (median #1412) and are now much less popular (#1156, ▼92%). John is the all-time favorite, though Johan has grown popular as well over time, while forms such as Jon are now less common.
Johnny▼ is alike in pronunciation to Gianny, Janna, Jonah▲ and Jonny. Other recommended names are Benny▼, Chany, Cheny, Danny▼, Denny▼, Dominy, Donny▼, Fortny (see Fortney), Glenny, Hockny (see Hockney), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.