Meaning and name origin
Johnson \jo(hn)-son\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Johnson is "son of John". Used mostly in the 19th century. Playwright Ben Jonson; track celebrity Michael Johnson; President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Johnson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1128 out of 1220, Top 92%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Johnson for boys. Johnson reached its highest rank of #506 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).