Meaning:God is gracious
For a town as trendy and in love with all that’s young and new, Hollywood has a lot of entertainers with this old-fashioned nickname, which is now a legitimate given name. There’s film king Johnny Depp and Johnny Galecki of “The Big Bang Theory.” Then there’s reality TV star Johnny Knoxville and Olympic figure skater/TV commentator Johnny Weir. The name has a familiar, chummy feel to it and a meaning that’s Oscar worthy: “God is gracious,” from the Hebrew version of John (which is the real first or middle name of all the Johnnys above).
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Johnny BenchBaseball Player
- Johnny CarsonComedian
- Johnny CashCountry Singer, Musician, Singer
- Johnny DeppActor
- Johnny KnoxvilleReality TV Star
- Johnny SpillaneOlympic Athlete
- Johnny UnitasFootball Player
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