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Definitions for Johnson
ˈdʒɒn sən; ˈeɪ vɪnjohn·son

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

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.


  1. johnson

    Johnson is a common surname of English and Scottish origin. It literally translates to "son of John" and is thought to be the second most common surname in the United States. The name Johnson can also refer to a variety of things, persons, or places, depending on the context in which it is used. For example, it could refer to a former US president, Lyndon B. Johnson, or it could refer to a multinational corporation, Johnson & Johnson.

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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. Keir Starmer:

    When he (Johnson) says the 15th of October, I can tell you across all the opposition parties and some Tory MPs, they do not trust him.

  2. Nadia Thomas:

    Since Brexit, [ Donald ] Trump and Boris [ Johnson ]... people aren't afraid to be racist. I always thought it was a passive ignorance in this country and now I see blatant racism. It's clearly always been here and it's now allowed by people in power.

  3. General Mattis:

    This is the Insurrection Act of 1807.Its been used by 12 differentpresidents from Jefferson allthe way to George H.W. Bush.One of those occasions was by the Democrathero Lyndon Baines Johnson.He actually brought in themilitary -- guess what? --to put down riots inWashington, D.C, so General Mattis really shouldhave picked up a couple of hishistory books.

  4. Simon Coveney:

    Boris Johnson is outlining a very clear and firm position but it is a totally unreasonable position that the EU cannot facilitate and he must know that.

  5. Paul Offit:

    We should be driven by the science, right now, the science tells us the two doses of the mRNA vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson Johnson vaccine would protect you against severe critical disease caused by the Delta variant.

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