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Gender: M Meaning of Jonathan: "gift of Jehovah" Origin of Jonathan: Hebrew Jonathan's Popularity in 2013: #42

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Jonathan is the Old Testament name that started to replace the stalwart John in the late fifties, sounding more playful, sensitive and modern. Now, after being high on the list for several decades, Jonathan has pretty much lost its luster.

In the Bible, Jonathan was the valiant eldest son of King Saul, and it was his loyal friendship with brother-in-law David that gave rise to the expression "Jonathan and David" to describe devoted, steadfast friends.

It has given rise to numerous spelling variations.

Famous People Named Jonathan

Jonathan, Biblical son of Saul and friend of David
Jonathan Swift, Irish novelist
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm, American actor
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, birth name of Jon Stewart, American comedian and TV host
Jonathan Harshman Winters, American comedian
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor
(Robert) Jonathan Demme, American film director
Jonathan Scott Frakes, American actor
Jonathan Safran Foer, American novelist
Jonathan Firth, English actor
(Herbert) Jonathan Cape, English publisher
Jonathan Stark, American tennis player
Jonathan "Jonny" Marray, English tennis player
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
Jonathan Coulton, American singer-songwriter
Jonathan Stewart, American football player
Jonathan Joel Babineaux, American football player
Jonathan Alan Horton, American gymnast
Jonathan Barnaby Moody, son of actor Ron Moody
Jonathan Kendrick "Johnny" Lewis, American actor
Jonathan Stephen Ross, English TV presenter
Jonathan Francis "Jon" Gries, American actor
Jonathan Stuart Osser, American actor
Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter, American actor
Jonathan Drew Groff, American actor
Jonathan Robert Papelbon, American baseball pitcher
Jonathan Anthony Stroud, English novelist
Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel, Canadian actor
Jonathan Gregory Brandis, American actor
Kenneth George "Jonathan" King, English singer and producer
Jonathan Howsmon Davis, lead singer of American band Korn
Jonathan Smith aka Lil Jon, American rapper
Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan, American actor
Jonathan Pryce (born John Price), Welsh actor
Jonathan Allen Lethem, American novelist
Jonathan Stafford, American ballet dancer
Jonathan Philip Agnew, English cricketer and broadcaster
Jonathan Odell, American poet
Jonathan Lewis Seward, birth name of Johnny Christ, bassist of American metal band Avenged Sevenfold
Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill, pop singer of English group JLS
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, Nigerian politician

Pop Culture References for the Name Jonathan


Jonathan Christopher "Jace" Wayland Morgenstern Lightwood Herondale, character in the Mortal Instruments series
Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern, character in the Mortal Instruments series
Jonathan Harker, character in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Jonathan of Conte, a character in the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce
Jonathan Kent, adoptive father of Superman
Jonathan "Johnny" Storm, character in the Fantastic Four series
"Jonathan Cleaned Up, Then He Heard A Sound" (or Blackberry Subway Jam), children's book by Robert Munsch
Jonathan "Jono" Van Helsing, character on TV's "Young Dracula"
Jonathan E, character in 1975 movie "Rollerball'
Dr. Jonathan Ohnn aka Spot, villain in Marvel Comics
Jonathan "John" Gilbert, character in The Vampire Diaries series
Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow, villain in the Batman series
Jonathan "Than," character in YouTube show The Most Popular Girls in School
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull," novel by Richard Bach
Jonathan, assistant on TV's "30 Rock"
Jonathan Archer, captain on TV's "Star Trek: Enterprise"
Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill, character on TV's "Stargate SG-1"
Jonathan Levinson, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
"Jonathan," song by Fiona Apple

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