Meaning and Origin of: Jonathan
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew : God's gift
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- Jewish and Gentile (from northern Europe to South India) : from the Biblical name Jonathan, meaning ‘God has given’ in Hebrew. In the Bible this is the name of a son of King Saul, the close friend of the young David, whose friendship persisted even when Saul and David are themselves at loggerheads (1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1:19–26).