English, German, Scandinavian, French, Dutch
This English and Scandinavian spelling became popular around the 16th century and then very popular in the 1980s, when it was seized upon as a more fun alternative for the classic John! One of the lovely things about a classic name such as this, is its international appeal. No matter where you travel, from Iceland to Israel, Jonathan exists, and that's a great advantage with a name. As for this name's origins, they are ancient Hebrew, Jonathan meaning 'gift'.
Rank in the year 2015
Jonathan was ranked #67 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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