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Johnston meaning and name origin
Johnston \jo(h)-ns-ton, john-ston\ as a boy's name is a variant of Johnson (Old English), and the meaning of Johnston is "son of John".
The baby name Johnston sounds like Winston and Wynston. Other similar baby names are Jonson, Dunston, Janson, Jenson, Jansson, Jensson and Jeston.
Popularity of Johnston
Johnston is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#214 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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