Johnson Pronunciation /ˈd͡ʒɑn.sən/, /ˈd͡ʒɒn.sən/ Language(s) English, Scottish Origin Meaning "son of John" Region of origin Scotland Other names Variant form(s) Bevan, Giannitelli, Giannopoulos, Hovannesian, Hovannesyan, Hovhannisian, Hovhannisyan, I'Anson, Ioannidis, Ioannou, Ivanenko, Ivanić, Ivanov, Ivanović, Ivanovski, Janavičius, Jānsons, Janowicz, JansenI, Jansons/Jansone, Janssen, Jensen, Johansson, Johns, Johnston, Johnstone, Jonavičius, Jonson, Jonsson, Johnsson, Jones, Jovanović, Mac Eoin, MacIain, Mac Seáin, McKeown, McKeon, McLachlan  
Johnson is a surname of English ,  Scottish origin. The name itself is a  patronym of the given name , literally meaning "son of John". The name John John derives from Latin , which is derived through Johannes Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs from Hebrew יוחנן , meaning "Yahweh has favoured". The name has been extremely popular in Yohanan Europe since the Christian era as a result of it being given to St John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist and nearly one thousand other Christian saints. Johnson is the  second most common in the United States   and 154th most common in the world.  As a Scottish family name, Johnson is occasionally a variation of  Johnston, a habitational name.
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