Johnny is an all-time favorite. Today it is still a popular baby boy name, but not as much as it was previously. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1940s; prior to that, it was of only modest use. At the height of its usage in 1945, 0.415% of baby boys were named Johnny. It was #45 in rank then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2012, it ranked at #281 with a usage of 0.061%. Within the family of boy names directly related to Johnny, John was the most frequently used. It was 9 times more popular than Johnny in 2012. The name Johnny has been primarily given to boys, although it has also been used as a girl name in the last century. In 1940, 67 times more boys than girls were given the name Johnny.
Baby names that sound like Johnny include Johney (English), Johnie (English), Johnni (English), Johnnie (English), Johny (English), Jonni (English and Finnish), Jonnie (English), Jonny (English), Ja'juan, Ja'quan, Jaasan, Jaason (English), Jacan, Jacen (English), Jachan, Jachen (Rhaeto-Romanic), Jachim, Jachin, Jachym (Czech), and Jacin (English).
† Pronunciation for Johnny: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Johnny:
Actor Johnny Depp, born 9 June 1963, Owensboro, Kentucky.
Cartoonist Johnny Hart, born 18 February 1931 - 7 April 2007, Endicott, New York.
Country Musician Johnny Cash, born 26 February 1932 - 12 September 2003, Kingsland, Arkansas.
Country Singer Johnny Horton, born 30 April 1925 - 5 November 1960, Los Angeles, California.
Footballer Johnny Unitas, born 7 May 1933 - 11 September 2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Rock Bandmember Johnny Greenwood, born 1989, Oxford, England.
Rock Musician Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix 27 November 1942 - 18 September 1970, Seattle, Washington.
Talk Show Host Johnny Carson, born 23 October 1925 - 23 January 2005, Corning, Iowa.