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God has given

The name is derived from two Hebrew elements; yeho referring to the Hebrew God and natan meaning “to give.” The name Jonathan also appears in the Old Testament, where Jonathan was the oldest son of King Saul, and portrayed as a man of great strength. Origin: Jonathan is a Hebrew name meaning “God has given.”

Jonathan is a Hebrew name meaning “God has given.” It is a shortened version of the name Jehonathan or yehōnātān (Yahweh has given). Yahweh is the god of the Israelites, whose name was revealed to Moses in the form of four Hebrew consonants.

Gender: Jonathan is commonly used as a boy’s name

Jonathan is one of the most popular names with a strong biblical connection. It also features in other languages throughout the world.The name Jonathan has been on the U.S. popularity charts since 1880 when it appeared in the Top 500 names. Around the 1940s, the popularity of the name started steadily increasing around the world, while it continued to feature in the Top 500 in the U.S.By the 1950s the name started picking up steam and by the early 1960s, it was one of the Top 100 names for boys. The 1970s saw the name in the Top 50 names and the 1980s was when Jonathan was most popular. In fact, the name reached peak popularity in 1988, according to the Social Security Administration 2020 data.Jonathan has been named every year in the Top 50 names in the U.S. from 1970 to 2015. Since then, its popularity has dropped a bit, and it ranked at No. 70 in 2020.1

Name Variations

The following are variations of the name Jonathan:


Gionata (Italian) 

Honatana (Maori)

Ionakana (Hawaiian)

Ionathan (Biblical Latin) 

Janathan (Hebrew)

Jhonathan (Hebrew)

Johnathan (English)

Johnathon (English)

Jonacani (Fijian)

Jonasan (Japanese)

Jonatan (Spanish, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian)

Jônatas (Portuguese)

Jonatha (Hebrew)

Jonathas (French)

Jonathon (English)

Jonatyn (Hebrew))

Yehonatan (Biblical Hebrew) 

Yonatan (Biblical Hebrew)

Yonoson (Biblical Hebrew)






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