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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). See also Gian.


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

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 also a very popular last name for all people (#51119 out of 150436, Top 34%). (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)

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. 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 the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3396%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2294%, down 32.4%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gianni, Jacky, Jan, Jean, Johan, Johann, John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnpaul, Jon, Jonnie, Jovan, Jovanni, Juan, Juwan, Shane in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Johnny is alike in pronunciation to Jonny. Another recommended similar baby name is Jonn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johnny.