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What does Johnson mean?

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 has 2 variants: Johnston and Jonson.


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. 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)

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 pronounced similarly to Janson and Jenson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Johnson.