Meaning:Son of John
Johnson is a surname and given name of Anglo-Norman origin, meaning “son of John.” The name John derives from Yochanan, a Hebrew name meaning “God is gracious.” Johnson is the second most common surname in the United States, and ranks at 154th most common in the world. If you’re looking for a more unusual alternative to John as a given name, why not choose Johnson instead? You could also choose this name as a way to pay tribute to a Johnson that you know and love.
Famous People Named Johnson
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Andrew JohnsonUnited States President
- James Weldon JohnsonAuthor, Civil Rights Activist
- Lyndon B. JohnsonUnited States President
- Magic JohnsonBasketball Player
- Walter JohnsonBaseball Player
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