What does Jonathan mean?
The name Jonathan is of Hebrew origin.
The meaning of Jonathan is "G-d has given, G-d gives".
Jonathan is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Jo-na-than.
The Given Name Jonathan
The name Jonathan is an anglicized form of the Hebrew name Yonatan
(יוֹנָתָן) which is a contracted form of Yehonatan
(יְהוֹנָתָן). The name is derived from the Hebrew elements yahu
meaning "G-d" and natan
meaning "to give".
Jonathan falls into the easy nickname name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Jonathan Coy, and Jonathan de Guzman.
In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 56
in baby name popularity for boys with 6,914 occurrences. It ranked 7,363
in baby name popularity for girls with 16 occurrences.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 48 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,610 occurrences. It ranked 9,738 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences.
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Jonathan Related Names
Jonathan is a form of Yonatan
Variants of the name Jonathan include Johathan, Johnathan, Johnathen, Johnathon, Johnothan, Jonathen, Jonathon, Yoni.
The names Donathan, Ionatan, Johanan, Jona, Jonalyn, Jonalynn, Jonatan, Jonathena, Jonavon, Jonithan, Jonthan are all forms of Jonathan.
Jonathan has the diminutives (nicknames) Jon, Jonty, Nathan.
- Jonathan ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 27:25, 1 Chr. 27:32, 1 Chr. 2:32, 1 Sam. 13:3, 2 Sam. 15:27, 2 Sam. 21:21, 2 Sam. 23:32, Ezra 10:15, Ezra 8:6, Jer. 37:15, Jer. 40:8, Judg. 18:30, Neh. 12:11, Neh. 12:14)
- Jonathan Coy ~ Actor
- Jonathan de Guzman ~ Soccer Player
- Jonathan Frakes ~ Actor
- Jonathan Harker ~ Dracula character
- Jonathan Hyde ~ Actor
- Jonathan Jackson ~ Actor
- Jonathan LaPaglia ~ Actor
- Jonathan Pryce ~ Actor
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers ~ Actor
- Jonathan Safran Foer ~ Writer
- Jonathan Swift ~ Writer
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas ~ Actor
- Jonathan Winters ~ Actor
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Jonathan Name Fun
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