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Other names
Variant form(s)Johnnie, Johnney, Johnni, Johni, Johny, Jhonny, Johonny
See alsoSeonaidh

Johnny is an English language personal name. It is usually an affectionate diminutive of the masculine given name John, but since the 16th century, it has sometimes been a given name in its own right for both males and females.

Variant forms of Johnny include: Johnnie, Johnney, Johnni, Johni and Johny .[1] The masculine Johnny can be rendered into Scottish Gaelic as Seonaidh.[2]

Johnny or Johnnie may refer to:


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Johnny, the lead character in the film The Room
  • Johnny 5, the robot star of the Short Circuit films
  • Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze), alternate identity of Ghost Rider, a comic book character
  • The title character of Johnny Bravo, an American cartoon series
  • Johnny C., the title character of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, a comic book by Jhonen Vasquez
  • Johnny Cade, character in S. E. Hinton's 1967 novel The Outsiders and the 1983 film of the same name
  • Johnny Cage, from the Mortal Kombat videogame series
  • Johnny Castle, a lead character in the film Dirty Dancing
  • Johnny Connor, a character in the British TV series Coronation Street
  • Johnny Crawfish, a character from the PBS Kids series Noddy.
  • Johnny Crowder, a character in the American television show Justified
  • The title character of the films Johnny English (2003) and Johnny English Reborn (2011), played by Rowan Atkinson
  • Johnny Fedora, a character in the Make Mine Music short Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet
  • Johnny Fiama, a character on The Muppet Show
  • Johnny Joestar, the lead character of Hirohiko Araki's manga series Steel Ball Run
  • Johnny Mnemonic, the title character of a book by William Gibson and of the film based on the book
  • "Johnny" Storm, the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four
  • The title character of Johnny Test, an American cartoon series
  • Johnny Tightlips, a mafia member in the television series The Simpsons
  • Johnny Utah, lead character in Point Break

Other uses[edit]

  • Onion Johnnies are Breton farmers and agricultural labourers who sell onions in Great Britain.


  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

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