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Meaning and name origin

Johnny \jo(hn)-ny\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Johnny is "God is gracious". Johnny 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 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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Johnny for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Johnny and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gian, John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny and Jonnie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gian, John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jonnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Johnny is also pronounced similarly to Jonny. Other suggested similar baby names are Johan, Johann, Johnn, Johon and Jonn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johnny.


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