|Name day||France: 1 March,
America: 26 April,
Sweden: 22 December,
Germany: 29 December
|Meaning||YHWH has given|
|Nickname(s)||Jon, Jon Jon, Jonny, Johnny, Jona, Jay, Jake|
|Look up Jonathan, Jonathon, Jonty, or jono in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
Jonathan (in Hebrew: יְהוֹנָתָן/יוֹנָתָן, Standard Yonatan / Yəhonatan Tiberian Yônāṯān / Yəhônāṯān) is a common masculine given name meaning "YHWH has given" in Hebrew. The first known Jonathan was a son of King Saul in the Hebrew Bible, a close friend of David.
Variants of Jonathan include Johnatan, Jonathon, Johnathan, Jonothon, Jonothan, Johnathon and Johnthan. Biblical variants include Yehonathan, Y'honathan, Yhonathan, Yonathan, Yonatan, Yonaton, Yonoson, Yeonoson or Yehonasan. In Israel, "Yoni" is a common nickname for Yonatan (Jonathan) in the same way Jonny is for Jonathan in English.
The name was the 31st most popular boys' name in the United States in 2011, according to the Social Security Administration.
List of alternatives
- يُوناثانَ (Arabic)
- Հովնաթան (Armenian)
- Jonatan, Jonathan, Yónatan, Yonatán, Yonatan (Spanish)
- Jónatas or Jônatas, Jonatã or Jonatão, Jonathan (Portuguese)
- Jonathan (French)
- Jonatan, Jonathan (Swedish)
- Jonatan, Jonathan (Icelandic)
- Gionatan, Gionata, Jonathan (Italian)
- Jonathan, Jonatan (Dutch)
- Jonathan, Jonatan (German)
- Jonatan, Jonathan (Polish)
- Jonatan (Croatian)
- Ionakana (Hawaiian)
- Sonatane (Tongan)
- Joonatan (Finnish)
- Ionathan (Latin)
- Jonatán (Hungarian)
- MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Jonathan
- Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, p.147.
- The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition - Page 342 by Dan Isaac Slobin
- Popular Baby Names, Social Security Online
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