What does Johnston mean?
Johnston [john-ston] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Johnston is "son of John". Johnston is an alternate form of Johnson (Old English): used mostly in the 19th century.
Associated with: old english.
1 different relation via Johnson: Jonson.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Johnston Jayven (J.J.), ..
How popular is Johnston?
Johnston is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#207 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Johnson (#1954 from recent data) is the only popular alternative form of Johnston (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Johnston was well-received during the years 1900-1909 (#481) and has become much diminished since, with Johnson becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Boston▲, Boynton, Branston, Cheston, Colston, Cranston, Dunston, Houston, Janson, Jansson, Jenson, Jensson, Jeston, Johnathan, Johnathon▼, Johnn, Johntay, Johnte, Johon, Jonathon▼, Monkton, Ronson, Rosston, Royston, Torston, Winston▲ and Wynston. These names tend to be more commonly used than Johnston.See names in meaning and etymology.