Johnny - boys name

Johnny name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Johnny name meaning:

The name Johnny is a diminutive form of the name John, which is derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "Yahweh is gracious." Johnny is predominantly used as a nickname or a short form of the name John. It gained popularity in the English-speaking world during the 19th century and has remained a well-liked name ever since.

As a name, Johnny carries connotations of strength, reliability, and friendliness. It has a timeless appeal and is often associated with individuals who are warm-hearted, charismatic, and outgoing. The name Johnny has also been used in various pop culture references, such as Johnny Cash, the iconic American singer, and Johnny Depp, the renowned actor. These associations may contribute to the name's charm and the positive image it holds in popular culture.

In essence, the name Johnny represents a person who is kind-hearted, dependable, and affable. It exudes a sense of familiarity and approachability, making it a beloved choice for parents seeking a name that embodies these qualities for their son.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of John. God gave.

Related names

John , Bettina, Ciana , Eoin-Baiste, Euan , Geovana, Geovani, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Giovana, Giovani , Giovanny, Giovany, Giovonni, Han , Hans , Hansen, Hanson , Ivanhoe, Ivano, Iwan , Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janek , Janetta, Janette, Janey , Jani, Janica, Janie, Janis, Jannah , Jannalee, Janne, Jannie, Janny, Jeana, Jean-Baptiste, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanice, Jeanie , Jeanna , Jeannett, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeena, Jens, Joen, Johan , Johannes , Johnelle, Johnetta, Johnette, Johnna, Johnnie , Johnny , Jon , Jonalyn, Jonalynn, Jonay, Jonell, Jonetta, Jonette, Joni , Jonita, Jonn, Jonna, Jonnelle, Jonni, Jonnie , Jonny , Juan , Juanito, Jukka, Jussi, Keoni , Shauden, Shaughn, Shaun , Shaundre, Shawnn, Shon, Shona, Shonn, Sian , Jowan , Jowanet

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Overall UK ranking: 443 out of 4789

94 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Johnny

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