Jonathan - boys name

Jonathan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Jonathan name meaning:

The name Jonathan has Hebrew origins and translates to "gift of God" or "God has given." It is derived from the Hebrew name Yehonatan which combines the elements "yeho," meaning "God," and "natan," meaning "given." The name holds a significant religious connotation as it is mentioned several times in the Bible, most notably as the name of King David's loyal friend and son of Saul.

The name Jonathan embodies the idea of being a blessing or a divine gift. It suggests a deep connection with spirituality and faith, as well as a sense of purpose or destiny. Those named Jonathan are often associated with qualities such as kindness, generosity, and compassion. They are seen as individuals who bring joy and happiness into the lives of others, a symbol of God's grace and benevolence. Overall, the name Jonathan carries a powerful and positive meaning, highlighting the belief that an individual bearing this name is a precious gift from a higher power.

Origin: Hebrew

God gives.


Victorian names

Related names

Jonathan , Jonn, Lemmy

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 261 out of 4789

178 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (244)

Historical popularity of Jonathan

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