Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:101
Meaning:gift of God
For decades, Jonathan was ranked in the top 20 or 30 boys' names. It is a safe and straightforward choice for parents. Jonathan appears at least 15 times in the Bible. The best mention is for the bromance between Jonathan, a skilled archer and the eldest son of King Saul, and the future king David. Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and talk show host Jon Stewart are both namesakes with plenty to say. Nontraditional spellings of this name include Jonathon, Johnathon, Jonathyn and Johnathan.

Famous Jonathans

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jonathan Brandis
    Actor
  • Jonathan Davis
    Singer
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    Actor
  • Jonathan Swift
    Author, Poet
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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