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The Name Jonathan - Origin and Meaning of Jonathan
  



The Name Jonathan - Origin and Meaning of Jonathan


Gender

Masculine

Origin of the Name Jonathan

Hebrew

Usage of the Name Jonathan

English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical

Meaning of the Name Jonathan

The name Jonathan comes from the Hebrew name Yehonatan meaning "Yahweh has given".

Famous Bearers

In the Old Testament Jonathan was the son of King Saul and the friend of David.
Bearers of the name include Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), an Irish writer and poet; Jonathan Pryce (born 1947), a Welsh actor and singer; Jonathan Frakes (born 1952), an American actor and film director; Jonathan Davis (born 1970), an American musician and the lead singer for the band Korn.
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