Jonathan Name Meaning

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Fact: Since 1962, the name Jonathan has never been out of the top 100 popular names in USA.

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A Deep Dive

Jonathan Overview

Meaning

God has given, gift of God

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Yehonatan” (יְהוֹנָתָן) or “Yonatan” (יוֹנָתָן)

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɒnəθən/

Popularity

Popular in many English-speaking countries, often ranked within the top 100 boys’ names.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

8 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Classic, Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Loyal, kind, strong, intelligent

Name Day

January 26th (Finland), March 1st (France), April 26th (United States), December 22nd (Sweden), December 29th (Germany)
A Deep Dive

Jonathan Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Yehonatan, Jonatan, Jonathon, Johnathan, Jhonatan, Yonatan, Nathan, Natan

Common Nicknames

Jon, Johnny, Jonny, Nathan, Nate

Diminutives

Jon, Nate, Nat, Jo, Jay, Jonny

Famous People

  • Jonathan Swift
    (Irish Author)
  • Jonathan Franzen
    (American Author)
  • Jonathan Ive
    (British Designer)
  • Jonathan Toews
    (Canadian Hockey Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Jonathan Joestar
    ("JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," Manga/Anime)
  • Jonathan Kent
    ("Superman," Comic Book)
  • Jonathan Byers
    ("Stranger Things," TV Series)
  • Jonathan Harker
    ("Dracula," Novel)

Places

  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
    (Florida, USA)
  • Jonathan Harbour
    (South Carolina, USA)
  • Jonathan's Creek
    (North Carolina, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Jonathan?

The name Jonathan means “God has given” or “gift of God.” It signifies a divine gift or blessing, highlighting its religious and spiritual feelings.

What Is the Origin of The Name Jonathan?

Jonathan is of Hebrew origin. It is derived from the Hebrew name יוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), which was later shortened to Jonathan.

The name has been used in various forms throughout history and across different cultures, maintaining its popularity due to its biblical roots and positive meanings.

Jonathan Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Jonathan in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#151988#161981#161982

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Jonathan

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202382
(-3 from 2022)
4066
(-135 from 2022)
0.22205
202279
(-2 from 2021)
4201
(-249 from 2021)
0.22430
202177
(-7 from 2020)
4450
(-299 from 2020)
0.23751
202070
(-6 from 2019)
4749
(-715 from 2019)
0.25675
201964
(-1 from 2018)
5464
(-306 from 2018)
0.28432
201863
(-8 from 2017)
5770
(-752 from 2017)
0.29685
201755
(+1 from 2016)
6522
(-456 from 2016)
0.32954
201656
(-8 from 2015)
6978
(-674 from 2015)
0.34449
201548
(-4 from 2014)
7652
(-466 from 2014)
0.37428
201444
(-3 from 2013)
8118
(-454 from 2013)
0.39615
201341
(-7 from 2012)
8572
(-795 from 2012)
0.42421
201234
(-3 from 2011)
9367
(-884 from 2011)
0.46162
201131
(-3 from 2010)
10251
(-887 from 2010)
0.50462
201028
(+1 from 2009)
11138
(-246 from 2009)
0.54215
200929
(-3 from 2008)
11384
(-1516 from 2008)
0.53675
200826
(-3 from 2007)
12900
(-906 from 2007)
0.59163
200723
(-1 from 2006)
13806
(-579 from 2006)
0.62328
200622
(-3 from 2005)
14385
(-57 from 2005)
0.65614
200519
(+2 from 2004)
14442
(+67 from 2004)
0.67888
200421
(+1 from 2003)
14375
(-618 from 2003)
0.68020
200322
(-1 from 2002)
14993
(-520 from 2002)
0.71356
200221
(+2 from 2001)
15513
(-633 from 2001)
0.75063
200123
(-2 from 2000)
16146
(-742 from 2000)
0.78060
200021
(+1 from 1999)
16888
(-178 from 1999)
0.80869
199922
(-1 from 1998)
17066
(-583 from 1998)
0.83698
199821
No change from 1997
17649
(-891 from 1997)
0.87042
199721
No change from 1996
18540
(-60 from 1996)
0.92803
199621
(+2 from 1995)
18600
(+445 from 1995)
0.92827
199523
No change from 1994
18155
(-911 from 1994)
0.90262
199423
(-1 from 1993)
19066
(-886 from 1993)
0.93536
199322
(-1 from 1992)
19952
(-1460 from 1992)
0.96596
199221
(-1 from 1991)
21412
(-1562 from 1991)
1.02002
199120
(-3 from 1990)
22974
(-1105 from 1990)
1.08384
199017
No change from 1989
24079
(+472 from 1989)
1.11890
198917
(-2 from 1988)
23607
(-740 from 1988)
1.12630
198815
(+3 from 1987)
24347
(+1231 from 1987)
1.21597
198718
(-2 from 1986)
23116
(-858 from 1986)
1.18531
198616
(+1 from 1985)
23974
(-141 from 1985)
1.24755
198517
(+2 from 1984)
24115
(+775 from 1984)
1.25311
198419
No change from 1983
23340
(+586 from 1983)
1.24367
198319
(-3 from 1982)
22754
(-361 from 1982)
1.22098
198216
No change from 1981
23115
(+522 from 1981)
1.22484
198116
(+5 from 1980)
22593
(+3601 from 1980)
1.21312
198021
(+10 from 1979)
18992
(+4661 from 1979)
1.02396
197931
No change from 1978
14331
(+1816 from 1978)
0.80002
197831
(-3 from 1977)
12515
(+192 from 1977)
0.73247
197728
(+3 from 1976)
12323
(+1008 from 1976)
0.72091
197631
(-1 from 1975)
11315
(+412 from 1975)
0.69307
197530
(+3 from 1974)
10903
(+672 from 1974)
0.67203
197433
(-2 from 1973)
10231
(-40 from 1973)
0.62757
197331
(+6 from 1972)
10271
(+1047 from 1972)
0.63651
197237
(+3 from 1971)
9224
(+595 from 1971)
0.55100
197140
(+2 from 1970)
8629
(+435 from 1970)
0.47468
197042
(+4 from 1969)
8194
(+1111 from 1969)
0.43018
196946
(+7 from 1968)
7083
(+1277 from 1968)
0.38723
196853
(+3 from 1967)
5806
(+887 from 1967)
0.32702
196756
(+9 from 1966)
4919
(+257 from 1966)
0.27644
196665
(+9 from 1965)
4662
(-62 from 1965)
0.25649
196574
(+9 from 1964)
4724
(+78 from 1964)
0.24934
196483
(+5 from 1963)
4646
(+178 from 1963)
0.22920
196388
(+6 from 1962)
4468
(+213 from 1962)
0.21641
196294
(+17 from 1961)
4255
(+773 from 1961)
0.20246
1961111
(+7 from 1960)
3482
(+141 from 1960)
0.16143
1960118
(+6 from 1959)
3341
(+260 from 1959)
0.15429
1959124
No change from 1958
3081
(-4 from 1958)
0.14221
1958124
No change from 1957
3085
(+39 from 1957)
0.14316
1957124
(-10 from 1956)
3046
(-79 from 1956)
0.13916
1956114
(+2 from 1955)
3125
(+102 from 1955)
0.14560
1955116
(+5 from 1954)
3023
(+280 from 1954)
0.14462
1954121
(+12 from 1953)
2743
(+408 from 1953)
0.13257
1953133
(+6 from 1952)
2335
(+272 from 1952)
0.11662
1952139
(+8 from 1951)
2063
(+288 from 1951)
0.10455
1951147
(+16 from 1950)
1775
(+237 from 1950)
0.09285
1950163
(+1 from 1949)
1538
(+106 from 1949)
0.08456
1949164
(+9 from 1948)
1432
(+149 from 1948)
0.07947
1948173
(+4 from 1947)
1283
(+87 from 1947)
0.07197
1947177
(-4 from 1946)
1196
(+94 from 1946)
0.06438
1946173
(+6 from 1945)
1102
(+221 from 1945)
0.06677
1945179
(+38 from 1944)
881
(+242 from 1944)
0.06424
1944217
(+28 from 1943)
639
(+64 from 1943)
0.04600
1943245
(-2 from 1942)
575
(+22 from 1942)
0.03953
1942243
(+60 from 1941)
553
(+194 from 1941)
0.03927
1941303
(+39 from 1940)
359
(+83 from 1940)
0.02861
1940342
(-24 from 1939)
276
(-19 from 1939)
0.02327
1939318
(+45 from 1938)
295
(+60 from 1938)
0.02603
1938363
(+31 from 1937)
235
(+38 from 1937)
0.02068
1937394
(+33 from 1936)
197
(+25 from 1936)
0.01801
1936427
(+8 from 1935)
172
(+5 from 1935)
0.01616
1935435
(+61 from 1934)
167
(+34 from 1934)
0.01561
1934496
(+4 from 1933)
133
(+7 from 1933)
0.01252
1933500
(+40 from 1932)
126
(+8 from 1932)
0.01235
1932540
(-1 from 1931)
118
(+1 from 1931)
0.01098
1931539
(+60 from 1930)
117
(+14 from 1930)
0.01094
1930599
(+45 from 1929)
103
(+12 from 1929)
0.00912
1929644
(-67 from 1928)
91
(-24 from 1928)
0.00822
1928577
(+20 from 1927)
115
(+7 from 1927)
0.01008
1927597
(+11 from 1926)
108
(+2 from 1926)
0.00929
1926608
(-20 from 1925)
106
(-8 from 1925)
0.00925
1925588
(+65 from 1924)
114
(+17 from 1924)
0.00990
1924653
(-1 from 1923)
97
No change from 1923
0.00830
1923652
(-55 from 1922)
97
(-20 from 1922)
0.00857
1922597
(-25 from 1921)
117
(-5 from 1921)
0.01040
1921572
(+20 from 1920)
122
(+11 from 1920)
0.01072
1920592
(+128 from 1919)
111
(+34 from 1919)
0.01008
1919720
(-36 from 1918)
77
(-6 from 1918)
0.00758
1918684
(-77 from 1917)
83
(-13 from 1917)
0.00791
1917607
(-33 from 1916)
96
(-4 from 1916)
0.01001
1916574
(+63 from 1915)
100
(+17 from 1915)
0.01083
1915637
(-68 from 1914)
83
(+6 from 1914)
0.00942
1914569
(+35 from 1913)
77
(+24 from 1913)
0.01127
1913604
(-20 from 1912)
53
(+5 from 1912)
0.00988
1912584
(+40 from 1911)
48
(+24 from 1911)
0.01063
1911624
(+53 from 1910)
24
(+5 from 1910)
0.00994
1910677
(+37 from 1909)
19
(+4 from 1909)
0.00911
1909714
(+65 from 1908)
15
(+3 from 1908)
0.00848
1908779
(+36 from 1907)
12
(+1 from 1907)
0.00721
1907815
(-106 from 1906)
11
(-1 from 1906)
0.00694
1906709
(-73 from 1905)
12
(-2 from 1905)
0.00833
1905636
(-24 from 1904)
14
No change from 1904
0.00977
1904612
(-125 from 1903)
14
(-5 from 1903)
0.01011
1903487
(-47 from 1902)
19
(-3 from 1902)
0.01469
1902440
(+287 from 1901)
22
(+13 from 1901)
0.01657
1901727
(+58 from 1900)
9
(-2 from 1900)
0.00779
1900785
(+1 from 1899)
11
(+3 from 1899)
0.00678
1899786
(-175 from 1898)
8
(-5 from 1898)
0.00694
1898611
(-96 from 1897)
13
(-2 from 1897)
0.00984
1897515
(-34 from 1896)
15
(-3 from 1896)
0.01230
1896481
(+204 from 1895)
18
(+8 from 1895)
0.01395
1895685
(-183 from 1894)
10
(-6 from 1894)
0.00790
1894502
(+203 from 1893)
16
(+7 from 1893)
0.01281
1893705
(-133 from 1892)
9
(-4 from 1892)
0.00744
1892572
(-48 from 1891)
13
(+1 from 1891)
0.00989
1891524
(-66 from 1890)
12
(-4 from 1890)
0.01098
1890458
(+91 from 1889)
16
(+4 from 1889)
0.01337
1889549
(-85 from 1888)
12
(-5 from 1888)
0.01008
1888464
(+119 from 1887)
17
(+7 from 1887)
0.01309
1887583
(-180 from 1886)
10
(-9 from 1886)
0.00915
1886403
(-96 from 1885)
19
(-11 from 1885)
0.01596
1885307
(+79 from 1884)
30
(+9 from 1884)
0.02587
1884386
(+47 from 1883)
21
(+4 from 1883)
0.01711
1883433
(-101 from 1882)
17
(-10 from 1882)
0.01511
1882332
(+28 from 1881)
27
(+6 from 1881)
0.02213
1881360
(+43 from 1880)
21
(+3 from 1880)
0.01939
1880403
First SSA data recorded
18
First SSA data recorded
0.01520

American States Popularity Rankings for Jonathan

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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New York (NY)

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Florida (FL)

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Illinois (IL)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#952021#1022022#1052023

Ohio (OH)

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North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#862021#962022#1042023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#852021#822022#912023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#792021#752022#912023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#852021#782022#652023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1332021#1442022#1432023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#932021#712022#792023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#792021#782022#842023

Alabama (AL)

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Indiana (IN)

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Maryland (MD)

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Washington (WA)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Missouri (MO)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1052021#1282022#1502023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1272021#1362022#1182023

Colorado (CO)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Oregon (OR)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Utah (UT)

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Iowa (IA)

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Kansas (KS)

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West Virginia (WV)

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New Mexico (NM)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Nevada (NV)

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Nebraska (NE)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Maine (ME)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Idaho (ID)

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Delaware (DE)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Montana (MT)

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Alaska (AK)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Jonathan in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#382013#462014#472015

Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#712021#742022#792023

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#882002#852003#952004

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#872021#1182022#1672023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#912021#1412022#1232023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1252021#1082022#2012023

Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1202012#1352014#1512015

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1392019#1282020#1492021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#1312020#1502021#1652022

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1832008#1392009#1752010

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1692007#1822008#2002009

Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Greenland

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Poland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Jonathan a Name for Boys or Girls?

Jonathan is a common boy name, particularly in English-speaking countries.

While it is overwhelmingly a male name, feminine forms such as Jonatha or Jonathanne exist but are extremely rare.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Jonathan

Jonathan in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Jonathan Swift (Author, 1667-1745): An Irish author and satirist, best known for his works "Gulliver's Travels" and "A Modest Proposal."
  • Jonathan Franzen (Author, born 1959): An American novelist and essayist, acclaimed for his novels "The Corrections" and "Freedom."
  • Jonathan Ive (Designer, born 1967): A British industrial designer, former Chief Design Officer of Apple Inc., known for his work on the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
  • Jonathan Toews (Hockey Player, born 1988): A Canadian professional ice hockey player, captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, known for leading his team to multiple Stanley Cup victories.
  • Jonathan Joestar ("JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," 1987, Manga/Anime): The protagonist of the first part of the manga and anime series "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," known for his bravery and noble spirit.
  • Jonathan Kent ("Superman," 1938, Comic Book): The adoptive father of Superman, known for his role in raising the superhero and instilling strong moral values.
  • Jonathan Byers ("Stranger Things," 2016, TV Series): A character in the Netflix series "Stranger Things," known for his quiet, introverted nature and dedication to finding his missing brother.
  • Jonathan Harker ("Dracula," 1897, Novel): A fictional character from Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula," known for his role as a solicitor who encounters Count Dracula.
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Florida, USA): A state park known for its diverse ecosystems, outdoor activities, and historical significance related to the shipwreck of Jonathan Dickinson.
  • Jonathan Harbour (South Carolina, USA): A coastal community known for its scenic views and boating activities.
  • Jonathan's Creek (North Carolina, USA): A natural waterway named after a local figure, known for its recreational opportunities and picturesque surroundings.