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Jonathan is a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin that means “Yahweh has given”. Jonathan is a traditional name that has remained in the top 100 baby boy names in the US since 1962 though it has started to slip and sits at #70 in 2020.

Meaning of the name Jonathan:

Hebrew: Yahweh has given

Origin of the name Jonathan:

Jonathan is a popular spelling of Hebrew origin that derives from the name Yehonatan and means “Yahweh has given”. Jonathan is related to the Hebrew name John. Jonathan is a popular name in many European countries.

Symbolism of the name Jonathan:

Jonathan means “Yahweh has given”, indicating the acceptance of a gift with humility, graciousness, and appreciation.

Baby name Jonathan

Style of the name Jonathan:

traditional

Gender of the name Jonathan:

Jonathan is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jonathan:

JAHN-ə-thən (American English), JAWN-ə-thən (British English), ZHAW-NA-TAHN (French), YO-na-tan (German)

Number of syllables in the name Jonathan:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Jonathan:

Jonathan evokes feelings of thoughtfulness and humility.

Alternative spellings for the name Jonathan:

Johnathan, Johnathon, Jonathon

Nicknames for the name Jonathan:

Popularity of the name Jonathan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Jonathan is a popular baby name that has been in the top 100 boy’s names since 1962.

Related names for the name Jonathan:

Great middle names for the name Jonathan and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jonathan:

  • Jonathan Swift (Irish novelist)
  • Jonathan “Jon” Hamm (American actor)
  • Jonathan “Jon Stewart” Leibowitz (American comedian)
  • Jonathan Harshman Winters (American comedian)
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Irish actor)

Jonathans in popular culture:

  • Jonathan Byers (television, “Stranger Things”)
  • Jonathan Harker (literature, Bram Stoker's “Dracula”)
  • Jonathan of Conte (literature, Tortall series by Tamora Pierce)
  • Jonathan Kent (Superman series)
  • Jonathan Crane (Batman series)