Johnny Name Meaning & Origin

Johnny

Pronunciation: JAH-nee (key)

Origin of the name Johnny:

Derived from the Middle Latin Johannes, which is from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes, which is from the Greek Iōannes. Iōannes is from the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan which is derived from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). John is the most enduring of the biblical names and remains one of the most popular names bestowed in the United States. Var: Jon. Pet: Johnnie, Johnny, Jonnie, Jonny.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Johnny Cash, Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century
Johnny Carson, American comedian, King of late night TV, host of the Tonight Show
Johnny Depp, American actor
Johnny Unitas, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, considered the best quarterback in history
Johnny Rotten (John Lydon), lead vocalist of the Sex Pistols & vocalist for Public Image Ltd
Johnny Knox, American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears
Johnny Damon, Major League Baseball outfielder
Johnny Mathis, American singer
Johnny Mercer, American lyricist and songwriter
Johnny Ramone, American punk guitarist
Johnny Weissmuller, Olympic gold-medal swimmer and film actor

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Johnny Cade, character in the popular teen story "The Outsiders"
"Heeeere's Johnny!" Ed McMahon's nightly "Tonight Show" introduction
Johnny Rockets, American restaurant
Johnny Appleseed, American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
"Johnny B. Goode," classic rock-n-roll song written by Chuck Berry
Johnny Blaze, "Ghost Rider"
Johnny Dollar, insurance investigator in radio show of the same name
Johnny Storm, AKA the Human Torch, a character from " The Fantastic Four" comic books and movies.

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