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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Johansson

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  • According to a user from China, the name Johansson is of Swedish origin and means "Son of Johan".

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From Swedish Johansson (“son of John”).

  1. A surname​ of Swedish origin.

Johansson was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is an actress, singer, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Scarlett was born on November 22nd, 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Ingemar Johansson was a boxer. Ingemar was born on September 22nd, 1932 in Gothenburg. He died on January 30th, 2009.


Kristina Wayborn is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1976. Kristina was given the name Britt-Inger Johansson on September 24th, 1950 in Nybro, Småland, Sweden.


Jens Johansson is a power metal, heavy metal music, progressive metal, neoclassical metal, and jazz fusion musician. He has been prominent since 1982. Jens was born on November 2nd, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden.


Tor Johnson was a professional wrestling, actor, and professional wrestler. He was most active from 1934 to 1961. Tor was given the name Karl Oscar Tore Johansson on October 19th, 1903 in Kalmar County. Tor is also known as Super Swedish Angel and Thor Johnson. He died on May 12th, 1971.


Stefan Johansson is a formula one racer.


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Popularity of Johansson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Johansson U.S.
  White 91.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Johansson

People with the last name Johansson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Johansson

  • How Popular is the name Johansson? As a last name Johansson was the 11,624th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Johansson? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Johansson was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Johansson: Your name in reverse order is Nossnahoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsnsooahj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Johansson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,698 people with the last name Johansson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Johansson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Johansson as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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