Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:757
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).

Famous Johnnys

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Johnny Bench
    Baseball Player
  • Johnny Carson
    Comedian
  • Johnny Cash
    Country Singer, Musician, Singer
  • Johnny Depp
    Actor
  • Johnny Knoxville
    Reality TV Star
  • Johnny Spillane
    Olympic Athlete
  • Johnny Unitas
    Football Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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