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pinWhat does Jonathan mean?

Jonathan /jo-nath-an/ as a boys' 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 variants: Johnathan, Johnathon, Jon and Jonathon.

Jonathan has 1 more alternative form via Jon, Nathan: Jontae.

Kreatif forms: Janathan, Janthan, Jinathan. [more]

pinHow popular is Jonathan?

Jonathan is a very prominent first name for men (#55 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#40019 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jonathan for boys. Jonathan reached its top position of #17 in the U.S. in 1990, and is currently at #44. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Popular related forms of Jonathan (#44 from recent data) are Johnathan (#301 from recent data), Johnathon (#917), Jon (#675), Jonathon (#837) and Nathan (#38). Usage of these forms of Jonathan was well-received among parents in the year 1990 (usage of 0.87%) and is now much lower (usage 0.53%, down 39.2%), with the forms Johnathon, Jon and Jonathon becoming less stylish. Johnathan, Jonathan and Nathan are three of the more chic names for newborns in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Jonathan and Nathan. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Jonathan and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Cathan, Dathan, Donatien, Donavan, Jahan, Jentian, Johan, Johanan, Jonah, Jotham, Lathan and Monahan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jonathan.