Meaning and Name Origin
Johnson \jo(hn)-son\ as a boys' 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 prominent first name for men (#1128 out of 1220, Top 92%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#2 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Johnson for boys. Johnson reached its top position of #506 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)