Origin:British
Popularity:4964
Meaning:son of John
Johnson as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Johnson is "son of John".

Famous Johnsons

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Andrew Johnson
    United States President
  • James Weldon Johnson
    Author, Civil Rights Activist
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    United States President
  • Magic Johnson
    Basketball Player
  • Walter Johnson
    Baseball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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