Definitions for jonathanˈdʒɒn ə θən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jon•a•thanˈdʒɒn ə θən(n.)

  1. a son of Saul and friend of David. I Sam. 18–20.

    Category: Bible

  2. Archaic. the people or government of the U.S.

Jon•a•thanˈdʒɒn ə θən(n.)

  1. a variety of red apple.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Jonathan:

1875–80; after Jonathan Hasbrouck (d. 1846), U.S. jurist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jonathan(noun)

    red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw


  1. Jonathan(ProperNoun)

    A son of Saul, first mentioned in 1 Samuel.

  2. Jonathan(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.

  3. Origin: From יהונתן and יונתן (Jehonathan), both meaning “God gave [me]”; ("Jehovah has given"), apparently with influence from the preference for the latter form. Often incorrectly considered to be a variant of John.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'jonathan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1929

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