Jonathan Name Meaning

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). In South India, this is found as a personal name among Christians, and in the U.S. it has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians.

List of People with Surname Jonathan

According to our database, there are a total of 109 people with the surname Jonathan. Among these people surnamed Jonathan, there are about 45 distinct names, with an average of 2 people who have the same name. Michael Jonathan, Tamara Jonathan and Charles Jonathan are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Jonathan, with 5, 4 and 4 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that New York has the largest number of people surnamed Jonathan, with a total of 20 people, and there are a total of 16 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Jonathan, with a total of 19 people and an average of 14 distinct names.