What does Jonathan mean?

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ˈdʒɒn ə θənjonathan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jonathannoun

    red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw


  1. Jonathannoun

    A son of Saul, first mentioned in 1 Samuel.

  2. Jonathannoun

    of biblical origin.

  3. Etymology: 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.


  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan is a song by French singer and songwriter Christine and the Queens featuring vocals from Perfume Genius. It was released as a digital download on 8 October 2015 as the second single from the English edition of her debut studio album, Christine and the Queens (2015).


  1. jonathan

    Jonathan, in its most common context, is a male given name of Hebrew origin that means "God has given". In the Old Testament of the Bible, Jonathan was the eldest son of King Saul and a close friend of King David. Variations of the name are found in various cultures and languages. It may also refer to various persons, fictional characters, or places. Other references could be in film, music, and literature. The specifics would depend on the context in which the term "Jonathan" is used.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jonathan

    jon′a-than, n. the people of the United States, collectively, or a typical specimen, Brother Jonathan. [Perh. from the sagacious Governor Jonathan Trumbull, 1710-85.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jonathan

    A name often applied to Americans in general, but really appropriate to the Quakers in America, being a corruption of John Nathan.

Who Was Who?

  1. Jonathan

    A man who loved King David more than a successor.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jonathan is ranked #39004 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Jonathan surname appeared 565 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jonathan.

    41.9% or 237 total occurrences were White.
    16.6% or 94 total occurrences were Asian.
    15.7% or 89 total occurrences were Black.
    10.2% or 58 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    9.3% or 53 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    6% or 34 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jonathan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jonathan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Jonathan in a Sentence

  1. Luis Bartolomei:

    No one is disputing that Jonathan was acting erratically, yet, not once did anyone from the Arlington jail call for any type of mental health practitioner or take Jonathan to any type of hospital.

  2. Carol Lachnit:

    Jonathan Stein have to look at Jonathan Stein own pocketbook and Jonathan Stein own budget and decide.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The people of Israel welcome the release of Jonathan Pollard, after three long and difficult decades, Jonathan has been reunited with his family.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The people of Israel welcome the release of Jonathan Pollard, may this Sabbath bring Jonathan Pollard much joy and peace that will continue in the years and decades ahead.

  5. Aisha Birma:

    This election is not about Buhari or Jonathan, it's about Nigeria, it's about freedom, it's about change, it's about unity, what we have gone through, the Boko Haram insurgency for the past six years in Borno. ... You, Jonathan, were responsible for our lives and property. When you don't protect our lives and property, you can't talk about infrastructure, education ... Security is paramount.

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