Johnny

Johnny - A very unique male name



  Jul 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Johnny, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #173. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Johnny and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Johnny? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Johnny. The baby boy name Johnny was given to 1,199 baby boys in 2012, ranking #286 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,369 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Johnny peaked in popularity 75 years ago in 1944 on position 45.



Famous with this name

Johnny Depp
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Lever


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Johnny is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Johnny is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #165 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #540.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Johnny is where you live.


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Johnny origin and meaning

Johnny is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Johnny, pop culture references for the name Johnny and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Johnny

We've found the following names that sound similar to Johnny, sorted by popularity.

John / Jason / Juan / Jimmy / Jackson / Jon / Jim / Jimmie / Johnnie / Jamie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012286
2011281
2010267
2009260
2008246
2007241
2006238
2005241
2004248
2003247
2002234
2001226
2000232
1999226
1998218
1997212
1996193
1995186
1994165
1993165
1992153
1991144
1990130
1989133
1988129
1987127
1986125
1985127
1984120
1983116
1982119
1981113
1980113
1979111
1978102
197793
197693
197586
197483
197382
197275
197174
197065
196968
196869
196771
196673
196576
196475
196371
196269
196170
196065
195965
195861
195761
195655
195555
195454
195352
195253
195150
195050
194949
194852
194749
194647
194545
194445
194352
194256
194155
194051
193962
193863
193770
193672
193575
193484
193391
193296
1931105
1930101
1929113
1928117
1927131
1926136
1925141
1924153
1923160
1922170
1921176
1920183
1919194
1918197
1917210
1916233
1915235
1914234
1913232
1912231
1911196
1910173

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California165
Nevada186
Louisiana188
Alabama202
New Mexico215
Texas223
Arkansas236
Mississippi252
Tennessee262
Oklahoma271
Florida272
Georgia282
New York290
Washington292
North Carolina296
Kentucky298
Arizona303
Kansas308
Illinois350
Connecticut356
Minnesota356
Missouri356
Virginia357
Nebraska367
South Carolina372
Colorado374
Massachusetts376
New Jersey384
Iowa386
Indiana399
Michigan453
Ohio461
Maryland461
Wisconsin483
Pennsylvania508
Oregon517
Utah540

Even more about Johnny


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Johnny a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Johnny?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1944
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Johnny
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,369
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,199

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