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Definitions for Johnson
ˈdʒɒn sən; ˈeɪ vɪnjohn·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Dr. Johnsonnoun

    English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)

  2. Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, LBJ, President Johnson, President Lyndon Johnsonnoun

    36th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973)

  3. Johnson, Andrew Johnson, President Johnson, President Andrew Johnsonnoun

    17th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875)


  1. johnsonnoun

    the penis

  2. Johnsonnoun

    The second most common surname in the U.S.

  3. Johnsonnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  4. Johnsonnoun

    Any of several place names in the United States founded by people with the surname.

  5. Johnsonnoun

    the penis


  1. Johnson

    Johnson is a surname of Anglo-Norman origin meaning "Son of John". It is the second most common in the United States and 154th most common in the world. As a common family name in Scotland, Johnson is occasionally a variation of Johnston, a habitational name.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Johnson is ranked #2 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Johnson surname appeared 1,932,812 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 655 would have the surname Johnson.

    58.9% or 1,139,779 total occurrences were White.
    34.6% or 669,333 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 49,480 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 45,614 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 18,168 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 10,437 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Johnson' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3107

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Johnson in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Johnson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Johnson in a Sentence

  1. John Smoltz:

    At 6-10 (2.08m), (Johnson) is truly the freak that mastered the game in a way that no other could, with Pedro Martinez being on the opposite end of the spectrum and with me kind of fitting in the middle, it shows why baseball is a game of all sizes and shapes.

  2. Gerry Davis:

    If Mary Johnson has seen this video, please contact somebody, reach out some way if you're in trouble, if Mary Johnson's not okay, let Mary Johnson come home. Bring Mary Johnson home, for closure, for us, if it happened that way. Because it is an awful feeling to not know where you are at.

  3. James Hahn:

    Amazing, i birdied two playoff holes, against Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson, two great competitors. I'm lucky to be here now.

  4. Fox News:

    Johnson succeeded where his predecessor, Theresa May, failed by ‘getting Brexit done,’ but the break with the European Union hasn’t delivered the boost to trade that he and other Brexit advocates promised.

  5. Editor Chris Evans:

    Thank you Prime Minister Boris Johnson, thank you Brexit.

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