Johnny (given name)

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Johnny
Language(s) English
Origin
Language(s) English
Word/Name John
Other names
Variant form(s) Johnnie, Johnney, Johnni, Johni, Johny
See also Seonaidh

Johnny is a masculine and feminine given name, in the English language. It is sometimes a pet form of the masculine John, and since the 16th century it has also been a standalone masculine given name. In some cases Johnny is also a feminine given name. Variant forms of Johnny include: Johnnie, Johnney, Johnni, Johni, Johny .[1] The masculine Johnny can be rendered into Scottish Gaelic as Seonaidh.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Seonaidh, a water spirit on Lewis, Outer Hebrides in Scotland, UK

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 146, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 
  2. ^ Robertson, Boyd; Taylor, Iain (2003), Teach Yourself Gaelic, Teach Yourself, pp. 340–341