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Johnson Name Meaning English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John. As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson

Johnson is a surname of English[3] and Scottish origin.[4] The name itself is a patronym of the given name John, literally meaning "son of John". The name John derives from Latin Johannes, which is derived through Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs from Hebrew יוחנן‎ Yohanan, meaning "Yahweh has favoured". Occasionally the name is an Americanized form of the Norwegian Jansson or the Serbian Jovanović. The name has been extremely popular in Europe since the Christian era as a result of it being given to St John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist and nearly one thousand other Christian saints.[5] Johnson is the[1] second most common in the United States[1][6] and 154th most common in the world.[1] As a Scottish family name, Johnson is occasionally a variation of Johnston, a habitational name.

Variant Forms:

Bevan, Giannitelli, Giannopoulos, Hanson, Hansson, Hovannesian, Hovannesyan, Hovhannisian, Hovhannisyan, I'Anson, Ioannides, Ioannidis, Ioannou, Ivanenko, Ivanić, Ivanov, Ivanović, Ivanovski, Janavičius, Jānsons, Janowicz, JansenI, Jansons/Jansone, Janssen, Jensen, Johansson, Johns, Johnston, Johnstone, Jonavičius, Jonson, Jonsson, Jónsson, Johnsson, Jones, Jovanović, Mac Eoin, MacIain, Mac Seáin, McKeown, McKeon, McLachlan

Notable individuals with surname Johnson

Arts, music, and letters

  • Al Johnson (musician) (1948–2013), American singer, arranger, producer
  • Alice E. Johnson (1862–1936), American architect
  • Alphonso Johnson (born 1951), American jazz bassist
  • Amy Jo Johnson (born 1970), American actor, singer, and songwriter
  • Andre Johnson (born 1970), known as Jah Mason, Jamaican reggae artist
  • Andreas Johnson (born 1970), Swedish singer
  • Arte Johnson (1929–2019), American comic actor
  • B. S. Johnson (1933–1973), English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic, television producer, and filmmaker
  • Brian Johnson (born 1947), British-born lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC
  • Bunk Johnson (1879–1949), American jazz musician
  • Buzz Johnson (1951–2014), Tobago-born publisher and activist
  • C. David Johnson (born 1955), Canadian actor
  • Carmencita Johnson (1923–2000), American actress
  • Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent
  • Carrie Ashton Johnson (1863–1949), American editor and author
  • Caryn Johnson, real name of Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955), American actress, comedian, author, and television personality
  • Chalmers Johnson (1931–2010), American author
  • Chubby Johnson (1903–1974), American actor
  • Clare Johnson, American writer and artist
  • Clark Johnson (born 1954), American actor and director
  • Claude Joseph Johnson (1913–1990), American gospel singer
  • Claudette Johnson (born 1959), British visual artis
  • Crockett Johnson (1906–1975), cartoonist and children's book illustrator
  • D. E. Johnson (aka Dan E. Johnson), American author
  • Dakota Johnson (born 1989), American actress
  • Dink Johnson (1892–1954), American jazz musician
  • Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock, born 1972), American actor and professional wrestler
  • Eliana Johnson (born 1984), American magazine editor
  • Elliott Johnson (born 1975), American artist and designer
  • Erica Johnson, Canadian broadcaster and journalist
  • Erika Johnson (born 1982), American actress
  • Evan Malbone Johnson (1791–1865), American priest and religious writer
  • George Johnson, American guitarist and singer, member of The Brothers Johnson
  • Gertrude Johnson (1894–1973), Australian soprano
  • Holly Johnson (born 1960), English artist, musician and writer
  • Irving Johnson (1905–1991), author and adventurer
  • Jef Johnson, American clown
  • Johnson (composer) (1953–2011), Indian film score composer and director
  • Johnson (rapper) (born 1979), Danish rapper Marc Johnson
  • Jake Johnson (born 1978), American actor
  • Jill Johnson (born 1973), Swedish country singer
  • Joanna Johnson (born 1961), American actor
  • Joshua Caleb Johnson-Lionel, American actor
  • KC Johnson (born (1967), Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, known for his work exposing the facts about the Duke lacrosse case
  • Kerry G. Johnson (born 1966), African-American cartoonist, graphic designer, and children's book illustrator
  • Kim Johnson (musician), American vocalist
  • Kim Johnson (politician), British Labour Party MP for Liverpool Riverside since 2019
  • Laura Johnson (born 1957), American actor
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson, (born 1952), Jamaican United Kingdom-based dub poet
  • Liza Johnson (born 1970), American film director, producer, and writer
  • Lois Johnson (1942–2014), American country music singer
  • Lou Johnson (singer) (1941–2019), American soul singer and pianist
  • Louis Johnson (bassist) (1955–2015), American bass player and singer, member of The Brothers Johnson
  • Marv Johnson (1938–1993), American R&B and soul singer
  • Mary Coffin Johnson (1834-1928), American activist and writer
  • Molly Johnson, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • Nedra Johnson (born 1966), American singer-songwriter
  • Penny Johnson Jerald (born 1961), American actor
  • Philip Johnson (1906–2005), American architect
  • Puff Johnson (1972–2013), American singer
  • Rachel Johnson (born 1965), British editor and journalist
  • Ramone Johnson, known as Cashis (born 1982), American rapper
  • Richard Johnson (architect) (born 1946), Australian architect
  • Robb Johnson (born 1955), British musician and songwriter
  • Russell Johnson (1924–2014), American TV and film actor
  • Scarlett Alice Johnson (born 1985), English actress
  • Sophia Orne Johnson (1826-1899), American author
  • Taborah Johnson (born 1953), actor and jazz singer
  • Theresa Johnson (born 1966), American writer
  • Van Johnson (1916–2008), American actor
  • Wilko Johnson (born 1947), English singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor

Politics, law, and government

  • Andrew Johnson (1808–1875), 17th president of the United States of America
  • A. R. Johnson (1856–1933)
  • Bernette Joshua Johnson (born 1943), American jurist
  • Bob Johnson (Arkansas state representative), member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
  • Boris Johnson (born 1964), UK Prime Minister
  • Clark Johnson (politician) (born 1952), American politician (Minnesota)
  • Dean Johnson (born 1947), American politician
  • Dusty Johnson (born 1976), American politician
  • Ebenezer Johnson (1786–1849), first mayor of Buffalo, New York
  • Ellen Johnson (born 1955), American political activist
  • Eliza McCardle Johnson (1810–1876), wife of U.S. president Andrew Johnson
  • Frank Minis Johnson (1918–1999), American jurist
  • Gerald W. Johnson (1919–2002), American military general
  • Greta Johnson (born 1977), politician
  • Helen Kendrick Johnson (1844–1917), American writer, poet, and activist
  • Huey Johnson (1933–2020), American environmentalist and politician
  • Isaac Johnson (colonist) (c. 1601–1630), English colonist and one of the founders of Massachusetts
  • Isaac Johnson (1803–1853), 12th governor of the state of Louisiana
  • J. Neely Johnson (1825–1872), California governor
  • Jay W. Johnson (1943–2009), American politician
  • Kim Johnson, British politician elected 2019
  • Kristina M. Johnson (born 1957), American businesswoman, academic, engineer, and government official
  • Lady Bird Johnson (1912–2007), former First Lady of the United States and businesswoman
  • Lee A. Johnson (born 1947), American lawyer
  • Luci Baines Johnson (born 1947), youngest daughter of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (born 1944), eldest daughter of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908–1973), 36th President of the United States (1963–69), 37th Vice President of the United States (1961–63) and a Senator from Texas.
  • Oswald H. Johnson (1912–1993), American politician
  • Phillip E. Johnson (born 1940), American law professor and a founder of the Intelligent Design movement
  • Pierre-Marc Johnson (born 1946), 24th Premier of Quebec
  • Ron Johnson (Wisconsin politician) (born 1955), Wisconsin politician
  • Shirley Johnson (1937-2021), Michigan politician
  • Vaughan Johnson (politician) (born 1947), Australian politician
  • Verne C. Johnson (1925–2012), Minnesota politician
  • Willard Johnson (1820–1900), New York politician
  • Sciences and medicine
  • Angas Johnson (1873–1951), Australian physician
  • Florence Merriam Johnson (c. 1876–1954), American nurse
  • Hosmer Allen Johnson (1822–1891), American physician
  • James Yate Johnson (1820–1900), English naturalist
  • Kathleen R. Johnson, American paleoclimatologist
  • Marcia K. Johnson (born 1943), American psychologist
  • Reynold B. Johnson (1906–1998), American inventor and computer pioneer
  • Virginia E. Johnson (1925–2013), American sexologist
  • Leslie Peter Johnson (born 1930), English philologist

Sports

  • Alec Johnson (born 1944), English cricketer
  • Alissa Johnson (born 1987), American ski jumper
  • Andre Johnson (born 1981), American football player
  • B. J. Johnson (born 1987), American swimmer
  • Benny Johnson (American football) (1948–1988), American football player
  • Berry Johnson (1906–1985), New Zealand rower
  • Bobby Johnson (born 1951), American football coach
  • Brandon Johnson (born 1983), American football player
  • Brandon Johnson (athlete) (born 1985), American middle-distance runner
  • Cade Johnson (born 1999), American football player
  • Calvin Johnson (born 1985), American football player
  • Carlton Johnson (born 1969), American football player
  • Carrie Johnson, (born 1984), American Olympian
  • Chad Johnson (born 1978), American football player
  • Christian Johnson (born 1986), American football player
  • Collin Johnson (born 1997), American football player
  • Curley "Boo" Johnson (born 1965), American basketball player
  • Dallas Johnson (born 1982), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Danny Johnson (American football) (born 1995), American football player
  • Darcy Johnson (born 1983), American football player
  • Darnell Johnson (born 1998), English footballer
  • Davey Johnson (born 1943), American baseball player and manager
  • Delano Johnson (born 1988), American football player
  • D'Ernest Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • Diontae Johnson (born 1998), American football player
  • Dorian Johnson (born 1994), American football player
  • Dustin Johnson (born 1984), American golfer
  • Elijah Johnson (born 1990), American basketball player in the Israeli Basketball Premier League
  • Ethel Johnson (wrestler) (1935–2018), American professional wrestler
  • Hammond Johnson (1883–1919), American college football and baseball coach
  • Isaiah Johnson (American football, born May 1992) (born 1992), American football player
  • Isaiah Johnson (cornerback) (born 1996), American football player
  • Ivan Johnson (basketball) (born 1984), American basketball player
  • Jakob Johnson (born 1994), American football player
  • Jaleel Johnson (born 1994), American football player
  • Jamar Johnson (born 1999), American football player
  • Jaquan Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • Jaylon Johnson (born 1999), American football player
  • Jimmie Johnson (born 1975), American NASCAR driver
  • Jing Johnson (1894–1950), American baseball player
  • Jon'Vea Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • Joshua Johnson (disambiguation), several people
  • J. R. Johnson (born 1979), American football player
  • Junior Johnson (1931–2019), American NASCAR driver and team owner
  • Juwan Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • KeeSean Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • Keldon Johnson (born 1999), American basketball player
  • Ken Johnson, American baseball player
  • Kermit Johnson (born 1952), American football player
  • Kerryon Johnson (born 1997), American football player
  • Keyshawn Johnson (born 1972), American football player and ESPN broadcaster
  • Kris Johnson (basketball) (born 1975), American basketball player
  • Lance Johnson (born 1963), American baseball player
  • Leavander Johnson (1969–2005), American boxer
  • Len Johnson (boxer) (1902–1969), English boxer
  • Lonnie Johnson Jr. (born 1995), American football player
  • Lyndon Johnson (American football) (born 1994), American football player
  • Magic Johnson (born 1959), American basketball player and businessman
  • Marques Johnson (born 1956), American basketball player and basketball analyst
  • Michael Johnson (born 1967), American Athlete and Gold Medal Olympian
  • Mickey Johnson (born 1952), American basketball player
  • Olabisi "Bisi" Johnson (born 1997), American football player
  • Oli Johnson (born 1987), English footballer
  • P. J. Johnson (born 1995), American football player
  • Rafer Johnson (1935–2020), American decathlete and actor
  • Randy Johnson (born 1963), American baseball player
  • Rocky Johnson (1944–2020; birth name Wayde Bowles), Canadian professional wrestler and father of Dwayne Johnson
  • Roderick Johnson (born 1995), American football player
  • Rudi Johnson (born 1979), American football player
  • Shaun Johnson (born 1990), New Zealand rugby league international
  • Shawn Johnson (born 1992), American gymnast
  • Spider Johnson (1907–1966), American football player
  • T. J. Johnson (American football) (born 1990), American football player
  • Taron Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • Taylor Johnson, rugby league footballer of the 1920s
  • Travis Johnson (born 1982), American football player
  • Ty Johnson (American football) (born 1997), American football player
  • Tyren Johnson (born 1988), American basketball player
  • Tyron Johnson (born 1996), American football player
  • Van Johnson (racing driver) (1927–1959), American racing driver
  • Vaughan Johnson (1962–2019), American football player

Other

  • Amy Johnson (1903–1941), pioneering English aviator
  • Benton Johnson (born 1928), American sociologist
  • Bessilyn Johnson (1871–1943), wife of Albert Mussey Johnson
  • Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829–1903), American Civil War general
  • Bushrod Johnson (1817–1880), U.S. Confederate Army general
  • Eben Samuel Johnson (1886–1939), English-American Methodist bishop
  • F. Ross Johnson (1931–2016), CEO of RJR Nabisco
  • Gertrude I. Johnson (1876–1961), co-founder of Johnson & Wales University
  • Gisle Johnson (Scouting) (1934–2014), Chief Scout of the Norges Speiderforbund
  • Guion Griffis Johnson (1900–1989), American historian
  • Guy Benton Johnson (1901–1991), American social anthropologist
  • John Thad Johnson (1893–1927), aviator
  • Jotham Johnson (1905–1967), American archaeologist
  • Lacey Robert Johnson (1854–1915), Canadian Pacific Railway pioneer
  • Lilian Wyckoff Johnson (1864–1956), American educator
  • Liver-Eating Johnson (c. 1824–1900), mountain man of the American Old West
  • Lycurgus Johnson (1818–1876), American cotton planter and politician.
  • Margaret Johnson Erwin Dudley (1821–1863), American plantation owner in the Antebellum South
  • Marilyn Johnson (1928–2007), American bridge player
  • Osgood Johnson (1803–1837), 5th Principal of Phillips Academy
  • Peggy Johnson (1976–1999), American female murder victim
  • R. Milton Johnson, American chief executive
  • Sarah Marie Johnson (born 1987), American murderess
  • Victor S. Johnson Jr. (1916–2008), American businessman
  • Victor S. Johnson Sr. (1882–1943), American businessman
  • Wallace E. Johnson (1901–1988), co-founder of Holiday Inn

Fictional people

  • Adrian Johnson (Oz), an African American correctional officer in the HBO drama Oz
  • Alice Johnson, a character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise
  • Agent Johnson, a character in The Matrix franchise
  • Angelina Johnson, a character in the Harry Potter franchise
  • Avery Johnson from the video game series Halo
  • Bergholt Stuttley Johnson (known as Bloody Stupid Johnson), from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books
  • Carl "CJ" Johnson, from the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Cave Johnson, the CEO of Aperture Laboratories from Portal 2
  • Christopher Johnson, a character from the 2009 science fiction film District 9
  • Daisy Johnson, a character in Marvel Comics
  • E. Normus Johnson, a character used to advertise Big Johnson T-shirts
  • Janie Johnson, a character from books written by Caroline B. Cooney
  • Jeremy Johnson, a character from Phineas and Ferb
  • Johnson Johnson, the hero of a series of mystery novels written by Dorothy Dunnett
  • Mr. Johnson (Sesame Street), a Fat Blue character on Sesame Street
  • Olivia Johnson, a character from Hollyoaks
  • Shelly Johnson, a character from the Twin Peaks TV series
  • Tilda Johnson aka Nightshade, a character in Marvel Comics
  • Tyrone Johnson, Cloak of Cloak and Dagger in Marvel Comics