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Gender: Male Meaning of Johnny: "God is gracious" Origin of Johnny: Diminutive of John Johnny's Popularity in 2018: #354

The name Johnny is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious". Johnny is ranked #354 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Brother For Liam, A Sister For Emma".

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The ultimate midcentury nickname, retaining a good measure of retro charm, was chosen for her son by Mira Sorvino.

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ATeapot Says:


I love Johnny. It has a retro vibe and I think it definitely grows with the boy.