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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.

Johnson is also pronounced similarly to Janson and Jenson.

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Popularity of Johnson

Johnson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1128 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Johnson name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Johnson with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Johnson name in U.S.
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