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What does Jonson mean?

Jonson Pronunciation of Jonson [jon-son] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Jonson is "son of John". Jonson is a variant form of Johnson (Old English): used mostly in the 19th century.

Associated with: old english.


1 alternative form via Johnson: Johnston.

Creative forms:
(male) Joeson, ..

(female) Jonjyn, Jonlyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jonson Demetri (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jonson?

Jonson is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15093 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Johnson (#1954 a year ago) is the only prominent varying form of Jonson (outside Top 2000). This relation of Jonson was popular as a birth name during 1900-1909 and has become significantly less popular since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jonson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jonson is pronounced similarly to Jansen, Janson, Janssen, Jansson, Janzen, Jensen, Jenson and Jensson. Other suggested similar names are Annson, Anson, Benson, Bronson, Colson, Conlon, Dotson, Dowson, Fonso, Hanson, Hobson, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Jameson, Jamison, Jason, Jaxson, Jayson, Jenkin, Jenkyn (see Jenkin), Jimson, Johon, Jolyon, Jonn, Jordon, Joron, Jovon, Judson, London, Robson, Ronson, Sanson, Tanson and Vinson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jonson.

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