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Gender: Male Meaning of Johnny: "God is gracious" Origin of Johnny: Diminutive of John Johnny's Popularity in 2017: #346

The name Johnny is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious". Johnny is ranked #346 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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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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Famous People Named Johnny

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp, American actor
John R. "Johnny" Cash, American country singer
John William "Johnny" Carson, American comedian and TV host
John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer, American songwriter
John Royce "Johnny" Mathis, American pop singer
John Francis "Johnny" Burke, American lyricist
Johnny Hallyday (born Jean-Philippe Smet), French singer/actor
Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher), guitarist for English band The Smiths
John Mark "Johnny" Galecki, American actor
John Dawson "Johnny" Winter III, American blues guitarist
John Paul "Johnny" Herbert, English racing driver
Johnny Lee Bench, American baseball player
Johnny Knoxville (born Philip John "P.J." Clapp), American actor/comedian
Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella), American rock singer
Johnny Ace (born John Marshall Alexander, Jr.), American R&B singer
John Paul "Johnny" Boychuk, Canadian-Ukrainian ice hockey player
Johnny Seo (Youngho), South Korean rapper, dancer, singer of boy band NCT
Jonathan Kendrick "Johnny" Lewis, American actor
Jonathan Paul "Johnny Football" Manziel, American NFL player, first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy
Johnny Appleseed (born John Chapman), American folk hero
Johnny Ramone (born John William Cummings), guitarist for American punk band The Ramones
John Joseph "Johnny" Burnette, American rockabilly singer
Johnny Rotten (born John Joseph Lydon), singer for English punk band The Sex Pistols
Jonathan Joseph "Johnny" Sauter, American NASCAR driver
Alberto "Johnny" Cecotto, Venezuelan motorcycle racer
John "Johnny" Jeter, American pro wrestler
Johnny Christopher King Backus, son of actress Mira Sorvino

Pop Culture References for the name Johnny

Johnny Cade, character in "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton
"Johnny Tremaine," novel by Esther Forbes and its main character
Johnny Ringo, main character in the Johnny trilogy by American rock band Crown the Empire
Johnny Cage, character in Mortal Kombat video game series
Johnny 5, robot star of the Short Circuit film series
Johnny Dennis, one of the main characters in "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart
Johnny, main character in 2003 movie "The Room"
Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm aka the Human Torch, character in the Fantastic Four series
Johnny Fiama, Muppet crooner, parody of Frank Sinatra
Johnny Boy Soprano, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Johnny Morgan, character from American Horror Story: Asylum
Johnny Joestar, character from manga series 'Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'
Johnny Ghost, A character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale
Johnny Toast, A character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale
Johnny Cranky, A character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale
"Johnny Test," animated TV series and its main character
"Johnny Bravo," animated TV series and its main character
"Johnny the Homicidal Maniac," comic book by Jhonen Vasquez
"Johnny Guitar," 1954 movie
"Johnny Mnemonic," 1995 movie
"Johnny Come Lately," 1943 movie
"Johnny Dangerously," 1984 movie
"Johnny English," 2003 movie
"Johnny Handsome," 1989 movie
"Johnny Suede" 1991 movie
"Johnny Cool," 1963 movie
"Johnny B. Goode," song by Chuck Berry
"Oh Johnny Oh," song by The Andrews Sisters
"Johnny Angel," 1945 movie and 1962 song by Shelley Fabares
"Johnny Boy", song by twenty one pilots
Johnny Reb, slang term for Southern Confederates during the American Civil War
"Johnny Got His Gun," book by Dalton Trumbo, inspired by the line "Johnny get your gun" from popular patriotic song "Over There"
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home," popular patriotic song