What does Johnson mean?
Johnson [john-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.
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How popular is 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 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Johnson for boys. Johnson reached its top position of #481 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is presently at #1954. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Johnson▼ is pronounced similarly to Jansen, Janson, Jansson, Jensen▲, Jenson and Jensson. Other recommended names are Alanson, Annson, Anson▲, Benson▲, Boynton, Branson▲, Bronnson, Bronson▲, Colson, Conlon, Coulson, Dodgson, Dotson, Dottson, Dowson, Hanson, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Hodgson, Jackson▲, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Jameson▲, Jamison▲, Jason▼, Jaxson▲, Jayson▲, Jimson, Johan▲, Johanan, Johann, John▼, Johnathon▼, Johnie▼, Johnn, Johnnie▼, Johnny▼, Johntay, Johnte, Johon, Jolyon, Jonn, Jordon▼, Joron, Jovon, Judson, London▲, Robeson, Robinson, Robson, Robynson, Ronson, Sanson, Swenson, Tanson, Vinson and Woodson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Johnson.See names in meaning and etymology.