Johnny

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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, Jhonny, Johonny
See also Seonaidh

Johnny is an English language personal name. It is usually a hypocorism (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:

People[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Johnny 5, the robot star of the Short Circuit films
  • Johnny Blaze, alternate identity of Ghost Rider, a comic book character
  • the title character of Johnny Bravo, an American cartoon series
  • 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
  • the title character of the films Johnny English (2003) and Johnny English Reborn (2011), played by Rowan Atkinson
  • Johnny Fiama, a character on the The Muppet Show
  • Johnny Joestar, the lead character of Hirohiko Araki's manga series Steel Ball Run
  • "Johnny" Storm, the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four
  • the title character of Johnny Test, an American cartoon series
  • Johnny, the lead character in the film The Room
  • Johnny C., the title character of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, a comic book by Jhonen Vasquez

Other uses[edit]

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

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 

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