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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.


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).

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

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

Similar Names

Johnson is also pronounced similarly to Janson and Jenson. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johnson.