Johnson is an English, Scottish and Irish name of Norman origin. The name itself is a patronym of the given name John, literally meaning "son of John". The name John derives from Latin Johannes, which is derived through Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs from Hebrew יוחנן Yohanan, meaning "Yahweh has favoured". The name has been extremely popular in 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 tenth most common surname in the United Kingdom, and second most common in the United States.

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Famous quotes containing the word johnson:

    When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
    —Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    The triumph of hope over experience.
    —Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
    —Philip Johnson (b. 1906)