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Johnson 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 has 2 variant forms: Jonson and Johnston.
Baby names that sound like Johnson are Janson and Jenson.
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Popularity of Johnson
Johnson is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1128 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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