Jonathan (name)

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Jonathan
Bible primer, Old Testament, for use in the primary department of Sunday schools (1919) (14779740284).jpg
Jonathan and David
Pronunciation/ˈɒnəθən/
Dutch: [ˈjoːnɑtɑn]
French: [ʒɔnatɑ̃]
German: [ˈjoːnatan]
Spanish: [ˈɟʝonatan]
GenderMale
Language(s)English
Name dayFrance: 1 March,
United States: 26 April,
Sweden: 22 December,
Germany: 29 December,
Finland: 26 January
Origin
Word/nameHebrew (Israel)
MeaningGod has given
Other names
Nickname(s)Jon, Jon Jon, Jonny
Related namesJon, Nathan, Jonatan, Nathanael, Nathaniel

Jonathan (Hebrew: יְהוֹנָתָן/יוֹנָתָן, Standard Yəhōnatan / Yōnatan, Tiberian Yehōnāṯān / Yōnāṯān) is a common name given to males which means "YHWH has given" in Hebrew.[1][2] The earliest known use of the name was in the Bible, one Jonathan was the son of King Saul, a close friend of David.

Variant of Jonathan is Jonatan

The name was the 31st-most-popular boys' name in the United States in 2011, according to the SSA.[3]

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  1. ^ "MFnames.com – Origin and Meaning of Jonathan". Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  2. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, p. 147.
  3. ^ Popular Baby Names, Social Security Online