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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's life 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).

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