Jonathan - Meaning Of Jonathan, What Does Jonathan Mean?

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Jonathan Meaning


What does Jonathan mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 44 in baby name popularity for boys with 8035 occurrences.  It ranked 10424 in popular baby names for girls with 10 occurrences. 

View the Jonathan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jonathan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jonathan to other names.

Jonathan is a form of the name Yonatan.

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".

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 falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jonathan Swift, Jonathan Winters.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jonathan in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Jonathan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jonathan in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Jonathan Numerology page.

Jonathan Numerology
Jonathan in Hieroglyhics
Jonathan in Nautical Flags
Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.

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