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Jonathan (jahn-uh-thin) is a masculine name that is used in the English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, and Biblical languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Jonathan is derived from the Hebrew name Yehonatan, meaning "Yahweh has given".

According to the Old Testament, Jonathan was the eldest son of Saul and a friend of David. He was killed in battle with the Philistines.

As an English name, Jonathan did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation.

Related NamesEdit

Variants: Jonathen, Jonathon, Jonothen, Jonothon, Jonothan, Johnathan, Johnathen, Johnathon, Johnothen, Johnothon, Johnothan

Diminutives: Jonty, Jon, Jonny, Jonnie