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Language(s) English
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 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]

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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