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Johnny

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5.1m John
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481k Jean
369k Jane
341k Juan

How popular is the baby name Johnny in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 20 0 20
1881 13 0 13
1882 16 0 16
1883 14 0 14
1884 15 0 15
1885 21 0 21
1886 23 0 23
1887 31 0 31
1888 21 0 21
1889 20 0 20
1890 23 0 23
1891 31 0 31
1892 33 0 33
1893 21 0 21
1894 29 0 29
1895 35 0 35
1896 43 5 38
1897 36 5 31
1898 39 0 39
1899 36 0 36
1900 72 0 72
1901 48 0 48
1902 70 0 70
1903 59 0 59
1904 77 0 77
1905 83 0 83
1906 90 6 84
1907 105 8 97
1908 112 5 107
1909 124 7 117
1910 178 11 167
1911 157 10 147
1912 224 7 217
1913 278 15 263
1914 351 19 332
1915 446 29 417
1916 478 20 458
1917 558 27 531
1918 678 34 644
1919 696 36 660
1920 803 35 768
1921 871 47 824
1922 904 40 864
1923 1,016 43 973
1924 1,093 45 1,048
1925 1,209 43 1,166
1926 1,334 45 1,289
1927 1,396 45 1,351
1928 1,597 69 1,528
1929 1,578 46 1,532
1930 1,874 54 1,820
1931 1,761 43 1,718
1932 2,057 43 2,014 #96 boy name
1933 2,098 47 2,051 #90 boy name
1934 2,366 30 2,336 #83 boy name
1935 2,571 39 2,532 #74 boy name
1936 2,780 49 2,731 #72 boy name
1937 2,860 36 2,824 #69 boy name
1938 3,236 40 3,196 #63 boy name
1939 3,407 35 3,372 #62 boy name
1940 4,055 59 3,996 #51 boy name
1941 4,033 49 3,984 #54 boy name
1942 4,636 53 4,583 #56 boy name
1943 5,433 54 5,379 #52 boy name
1944 5,711 51 5,660 #45 boy name
1945 5,752 51 5,701 #45 boy name
1946 6,659 52 6,607 #47 boy name
1947 7,498 56 7,442 #49 boy name
1948 6,899 43 6,856 #52 boy name
1949 7,046 75 6,971 #49 boy name
1950 6,649 64 6,585 #50 boy name
1951 6,758 61 6,697 #50 boy name
1952 6,844 67 6,777 #53 boy name
1953 6,771 68 6,703 #52 boy name
1954 6,656 60 6,596 #54 boy name
1955 6,675 55 6,620 #55 boy name
1956 6,698 62 6,636 #55 boy name
1957 6,548 52 6,496 #61 boy name
1958 6,384 62 6,322 #61 boy name
1959 6,383 79 6,304 #65 boy name
1960 6,255 75 6,180 #65 boy name
1961 5,973 72 5,901 #70 boy name
1962 5,843 64 5,779 #69 boy name
1963 5,474 54 5,420 #71 boy name
1964 5,118 56 5,062 #74 boy name
1965 4,727 43 4,684 #76 boy name
1966 4,409 44 4,365 #73 boy name
1967 4,223 55 4,168 #70 boy name
1968 4,090 36 4,054 #69 boy name
1969 4,267 51 4,216 #68 boy name
1970 4,490 47 4,443 #65 boy name
1971 3,985 46 3,939 #74 boy name
1972 3,603 36 3,567 #74 boy name
1973 3,312 46 3,266 #82 boy name
1974 3,207 38 3,169 #84 boy name
1975 3,004 33 2,971 #86 boy name
1976 2,910 35 2,875 #92 boy name
1977 2,844 41 2,803 #93 boy name
1978 2,598 38 2,560
1979 2,483 36 2,447
1980 2,662 22 2,640
1981 2,586 31 2,555
1982 2,514 25 2,489
1983 2,386 22 2,364
1984 2,290 22 2,268
1985 2,233 23 2,210
1986 2,231 26 2,205
1987 2,227 28 2,199
1988 2,287 21 2,266
1989 2,310 13 2,297
1990 2,497 17 2,480
1991 2,260 14 2,246
1992 2,116 21 2,095
1993 1,976 12 1,964
1994 1,963 16 1,947
1995 1,700 16 1,684
1996 1,616 5 1,611
1997 1,470 8 1,462
1998 1,486 8 1,478
1999 1,495 6 1,489
2000 1,465 6 1,459
2001 1,539 6 1,533
2002 1,445 11 1,434
2003 1,372 7 1,365
2004 1,324 10 1,314
2005 1,397 5 1,392
2006 1,460 5 1,455
2007 1,509 6 1,503
2008 1,480 6 1,474
2009 1,347 7 1,340
2010 1,299 7 1,292
2011 1,252 5 1,247
2012 1,237 5 1,232
2013 1,328 7 1,321
2014 1,189 9 1,180
2015 1,147 7 1,140

Want to know about the popularity of the Johnny baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 313,213 babies born with the name Johnny in the United States. That's more than enough Johnnies to occupy the country of Belize with an estimated population of 312,971 (as of May 12, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 20 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Johnny" was in 1947 with a total of 7,442 babies. (That's a lot of baby Johnnies)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Johnny" ranks #17 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 331 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 6,649 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Johnny" mean? The list below shows the origins of Johnny as well as things modernly associated with the name Johnny such as celebrities named Johnny.

Origin and Meaning of Johnny

The name "Johnny" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Diminutive form of John". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun John"ny
Senses
  1. A familiar diminutive of John.
  2. [Zoöl] A sculpin.(Local cant)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is an actor, producer, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Johnny was born in 1963 as John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and author specializing in country, rock and roll, gospel music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to 2003. Johnny was born in 1932 as J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.

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Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville is a stunt performer, comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Johnny was born in 1971 as Philip John Clapp Jr. in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1950 to 1994. Johnny was born in 1925 as John William Carson in Corning, Iowa, United States.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to 1970. Jimi was born in 1942 as Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter is a musician, songwriter, and producer specializing in electric blues, blues rock, rock and roll, texas blues music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1959 to 2014. Johnny was born in 1944 as John Dawson Winter III in Beaumont, Texas, US.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Johnny

Johnny Cueto
Johnny Galecki
Johnny Isakson
Johnny Manziel
Johnny Pistolas
Johnny Rockets
Johnny Upgrade

Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

H is for hug, give one today!

N is for nice, need I say more?

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnhoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jhnyon". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Johnny born Jul 25, 1966

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1475. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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