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Meaning and name origin

Jonathan \j(o)-na-than\ as a boy's name is pronounced JAHN-a-thun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jonathan is "gift of God". Related to Nathan. Biblical: the son of King Saul, Jonathan was noted for his manliness, generosity, and unselfishness. He saved David when Saul would have killed him. Author Jonathan Swift; actors Jon Voight, Jonathan Lipnicki.

Jonathan has 4 variant forms: Johnathan, Johnathon, Jon and Jonathon.


Jonathan is a very popular first name for males (#55 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25485 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jonathan for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jonathan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jonathan outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jonathan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Johnathan, Johnathon, Jon, Jonathan, Jonathon and Nathan. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnathan, Johnathon, Jon, Jonathan, Jonathon, Nathan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johnathan, Jonathan, Jonathon, Nathan outside U.S.


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