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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Johnny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greybacknoun

    `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


  1. Johnnynoun

    A jack (the playing card)

  2. Johnnynoun

    A nickname for Confederate soldiers, used by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War (1861-1865).

    Willie Cox said they found him in the barn, shot bang through the head, and the young English johnny who'd been on the station learning farming - disappeared. - "Millie", 1913 short story by Katherine Mansfield

  3. johnnynoun

    A condom.

  4. johnnynoun

    An inexperienced new worker, usually an immigrant.

    Willie Cox said they found him in the barn, shot bang through the head, and the young English johnny who'd been on the station learning farming - disappeared. - "Millie", 1913 short story by Katherine Mansfield

  5. johnnynoun

    A gown with a back opening closed with snaps or ties, worn by hospital patients.

    Synonyms: hospital gown; patient gown

  6. Johnnynoun

    A diminutive of the male given name John.


  1. Johnny

    Johnny is an English language personal name. It is usually an affectionate diminutive of the masculine given name John, but from the 16th century it has sometimes been a given name in its own right for males and, less commonly, females. Variant forms of Johnny include Johnnie, Johnney, Johnni and Johni. The masculine Johnny can be rendered into Scottish Gaelic as Seonaidh.


  1. Johnny

    Johnny is a masculine given name of English origin that is typically used as a nickname for the name John. It is usually used to refer to a male individual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Johnnynoun

    a familiar diminutive of John

  2. Johnnynoun

    a sculpin

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Johnny is ranked #34149 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Johnny surname appeared 665 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Johnny.

    31.1% or 207 total occurrences were Black.
    25.5% or 170 total occurrences were Asian.
    15.6% or 104 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    15.4% or 103 total occurrences were White.
    6.6% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.5% or 37 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Johnny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3602

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Johnny in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Johnny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Johnny in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Rey.Ramone:

    Most guitarists have dozens of guitars they play and they change over different tours every year, johnny used the same guitar from Day One to the end, and I think that's kind of unique.

  2. Joe Concha:

    I think Sandmann here probably is the most relevant person to think about if Johnny Depp’s next move in court is to go after the Washington Post, because you remember, the Post along with CNN, they were sued for defamation by a high school student to the tune of $275 million each and both of those publications were forced to settle, so, will the Post be facing a similar suit here from Johnny Depp? I mean, stay tuned.

  3. Johnny Wowk:

    Eating foods that contain Sodium Nitrate are as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. -Johnny The Walker

  4. Johnny Wowk:

    Keep on walking in the free world -Johnny The Walker

  5. The KMT:

    Chairman Johnny Chiang of the KMT states firmly that the Party – opposed to communism and aimed at building a democratic, free, prosperous and united country – and its members have always put Taiwan first for the benefit of the people.

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    A disjointed
    B urban
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