Meaning and Origin of: Jonathan

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God's gift

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).

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