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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.

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. Justin Trudeau:

    A few that come to mind that President Obama just rightly recognized as being extraordinary contributors to the American success story is Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks.

  2. Sean Spicer:

    I just got off the phone with Jonathan Martin of the New York Times.

  3. Julie Abbate:

    That would be a good thing for Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke, and the attorney general to do, is to create transparency in the policies that the BOP is following, and how exactly are Jonathan Smith banning these types of practices, they've addressed like the 1 % of the issue and to think that they're done, with that especially with the BOP, no way.

  4. Jonathan Hoffman:

    There's no change to the readiness or capability of our armed forces. Our national command and control structure is in no way affected by President Donald Trump announcement, the Jonathan Hoffman military stands ready to defend our country and interests.

  5. Steven Vincent:

    Daveed, William and Jonathan created a Hanukkah song for the ages that's inventive, humorous and relevant as it celebrates the Miracle of Lights, the diverse world we live in, and the universal joy when a family adopts a pet into a child's life.

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