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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 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).
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).
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