Jonathan

Pronunciation: jo-hna-htha-hn
Origin: Israel
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Asia

The name Jonathan is derived from two Hebrew elements: 'yeho,' which refers to the Hebrew God, and 'natan,' meaning "to give". The name means "God has given" or "gift of God". It first appeared in the Old Testament of the Bible, where Jonathan was the eldest son of King Saul and a close friend and ally of David, who later became King David. Their bond is often seen as a symbol of loyalty and friendship. The name became popular in England after the Protestant Reformation. Variants of the name Jonathan include Jonatan, Jónatan, and Yonatan, while nicknames like Johnny, Jonny, John, and Jon can also be used. The name has been borne by notable figures such as Jonathan Swift, a satirist and author of works like "Gulliver's Travels", and Jonathan Brandis, an actor.

Jonathan Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jonathan is currently #230 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Jonathan is currently #230 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Jonathan is currently #87 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Jonathan is currently #87 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jonathan is currently #227 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Jonathan is currently #227 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Jonathan

  • Jonathan Swift: Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric known for his works "Gulliver's Travels" and "A Modest Proposal." He passed away in 1745.
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an Irish actor known for his roles in "Match Point," "The Tudors," and "Vikings."
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor and voice actor known for his role as Randy Taylor on the television series "Home Improvement" and as the voice of young Simba in Disney's "The Lion King."
  • Jonathan Groff: Jonathan Groff is an American actor and singer known for his roles in "Spring Awakening," "Glee," and "Mindhunter."
  • Jonathan Bennett: An American actor, known for his roles in "Mean Girls" and "Veronica Mars".
  • Jonathan Frakes: An American actor, director, and producer, known for his role as Commander William T. Riker in "Star Trek"..