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 is a very popular first name for males (#55 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25485 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jonathan for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jonathan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nathan (#38), Jonathan (#44), Johnathan (#301), Jon (#675), Jonathon (#837) and Johnathon (#917). (2014 statistics).