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Pronunciation

ʤɑnəθən

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, French, Dutch

Meaning

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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