Tedious name.
Jonathan (hatched circa 1832) is the oldest known living land animal. A Seychelles giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa), subspecies of the Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), Jonathan resides on Saint Helena, a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic ocean.
I'm not massively keen on it. John just on its own is better.
At first I thought my name was a bad name until I saw this, I really think Jonathan is a good name and I am now happy with my name.
Love love love this name! So cute and great meaning! Gift of GOD.
Also used in Spanish. There are 24.288 bearers of this name in Spain (source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística). It is more common than its variant Jonatan.
I don't care if this name was very common in the past, I love it.
The name Jonathan sounds so cool and the definition is very awesome! I am friends with many people named Jonathan and they are all super cool! Stay safe everyone! ❤.
I REALLY like this name! No doubt on my top ten name list.
I am naming my little boy Johnethann and think it is a wonderful name.
Jonathan Sims, the writer of The Magnus Archives, bears this name. The protagonist and narrator has the same name, but he goes by Jon.
There's something about the name Jonathan I like. I don't know what it is, I have met a few Jonathan's who were all sweet and fun loving. Jonathan sounds so much better than just plain John. Jonathan has a gentlemanly feel to it. I just love this name so much.
Common, overused & boring.
This is me3,s name I like it.
We have 3 boys - Jonathan, Samuel and Thomas - Jonathan is the oldest, we picked this name because it is strong, of good standing and internationally recognised (similar to Samuel and Thomas, which are 2 names it goes well with)
Too common in my country. When I was in 3rd grade, I was in the same class with a boy named Jonathan.
My 8 year old son's name! I think it's a wonderful, and it fits him great. We call him Nate as a nickname, and he seems to like it.
Strong, Classic Biblical name I like it - Samuel would be good as a brother for Jonathan.
Jonathan Crane is the true name of the notorious Batman Villain, Scarecrow. Crane was obsessed with fear from an early age, and made it the entire focus of his studies as he got older. He became a psychology professor but was fired after he shot a gun in his classroom, and quickly became bitter and vengeful. He adopted the moniker ‘Scarecrow’ as an homage to the nickname his childhood bullies gave him, as he was very tall and lanky from an early age. Using his assorted knowledge such as chemistry, Crane developed a fear toxin, which he began to use to terrify Gotham. Scarecrow is a classic member of the Rogues’ Gallery, and has seen many interpretations, from the Batman Animated Films to the more recent live action show Gotham.
I'm obsessed with this name!
I actually really like this name.
Far better than John.
My son is Jonathan and the various breakdowns of the name always have one aspect in common: Loyalty...he is the most loyal person!
There is nothing wrong with the name Jonathan. However, I have met many Jonathans that weren't very nice, so that has put me off it.
To say that this is my favorite boy name of all time would be an understatement. Love everything about it, especially the meaning.
Jonathan "JoJo" Joestar is the first main character and protagonist of the famous manga and anime 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.'
Not bad!
I love this name! It is a real name!
Add Usage: Spanish, Portuguese, Czech (Rare)Pronounced: YO-na-tan (German, Czech), kho-na-TAN (Spanish), YUW-na-tan (Swedish), YO-na-dan (Danish)
Jonathan Loughran is a character in the Hotel Transylvania series.
I SERIOUSLY cannot believe why so many parents named their daughters Jonathan in the 1980s!
Nicknames for Jonathan include Nathan/Nate and Jon/Jonny. Lots of things you can do with it.
Love the name Jonathan. So classic and handsome, totally my style.
My younger brother is named Jonathan, he can be quite boring and a real joy-killer. I always mess with him and he seems to enjoy it deep down.
In 2018, 22 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jonathan who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 53rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens. In 2018, 26 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jonathan who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3, 988th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Jonathan Joly is an Irish vlogger, the father of the Youtube famiy vlog SacconeJolys.
My baby son is Jonathan. He’s fair haired with blue, almost violet eyes. We mostly call him Jonty as a shortened youthful version of this timeless name.
Jonathan Scott is on the HGTV show "Property Brothers".
Much better than John in my opinion.
Jonathan has an advantage over John because you can identify by Jon or Jonathan. If you are named John, you are stuck with it (Unless you want to go by Jack, which I personally dislike).
Jonathan Learoyd is a French ski jumper.
Jon Venables was one of the child murderers who tortured and killed poor two-year-old James Bulger in a crime that shocked Britain in the 90s.
Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern and Jonathan Christopher "Jace" Herondale, major characters in Cassandra Clare's 'The Mortal Instruments' book series and the 2016 TV series adaptation 'Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments'.Also Jonathan Shadowhunter, and 11th Century Crusader who became the first Shadowhunter and who was the source of the name for the demon-fighting order.
Jonathan means the person is male. The person has great characteristics by honest, neat, amusing with open-minded. Who also has good heart to help everyone.Source:
Jonathan William Moseley, better known as Jonny Moseley, is an American freestyle skier and television presenter. He is the first Puerto Rican to become a member of the U.S. Ski Team. He is also known for hosting three seasons of MTV's The Challenge, which was formerly known as Real World/Road Rules Challenge. He has also hosted four reunion specials for Battle of the Sexes, the sequel of Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II and Free Agents.
Jonathan Mark "Jonny" Buckland is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay. Jonathan Mark Buckland was born in Islington, London. He lived there until the age of four when his family moved to Pantymwyn in Flintshire, Wales. Buckland started playing the guitar at the age of eleven, after being spurred on by The Stone Roses, Ride, George Harrison, U2, and My Bloody Valentine, while being encouraged by his older brother Tim. He was a student at Ysgol y Waun and Alun School, the latter located in the Welsh town of Mold; moving on to study astronomy and mathematics at University College London, where he also met his future bandmates—Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion—and formed Coldplay.
Jonathan Quincy "Jon" Arbuckle is the owner of Garfield and Odie. It is said several times that he is a cartoonist. When going out on a date, he dresses in loud, mismatched clothes. He has attempted to date several women, many of whom have turned him down. That was before it is revealed that Liz, actually likes him, and now frequently go out on dates.
Jonathan Antin is the former owner of two Los Angeles hair salons, Jonathan Salon West Hollywood and Jonathan Salon Beverly Hills. His life as an entrepreneur and a celebrity hair stylist was the basis for reality television series Blow Out. He was the judge on the third season of Shear Genius and has appeared on other television shows. He judged the 2007 Miss USA pageant. He developed a hair care product line, which broke QVC's record for the top hair care launch in 2005.
Jonathan Brandis, famous actor (1976-2003) Never forgotten.
For all those who don't like John as a nick name, another alternative is Jonno.
I believe that before the United States was personified as Uncle Sam, we were known as "Brother Jonathan." See, for example, Fanny Trollope's Domestic Manners of the American People. Or search "Brother Jonathan wiki."Perhaps identifying Americans--and especially Yankees--with the name Jonathan alludes to the Puritan's liking for Old Testament names. Even today I think that Americans use Old Testament names more frequently than the British do. Perhaps names like Jonah, Noah, and Aaron are also in this category, as well as more unusual names like Jedediah.My last name is one syllable and, like Jon Hamm and Jon Stewart, I generally go by Jon. I like it that way because there is no unstressed syllable. The downside is the inevitable spelling confusion with John.
Jonathan is a great classic name that I have grown to love. There was a character named Jonathan in the classic movie It Started with Eve. Robert Reynolds played its character. It is my all time favorite movie.
Truth be told, this is one of the only classic names I really enjoy. It's so strong and masculine, but also a touch of a gentleman and sounds so classy. I despise the nickname "John" though.
Jonathan Jafari (better known as JonTron) is a YouTube gamer and reviewer.
When I was a kid, I watched a lot of Rugrats. So the first think that comes to mind when I hear this name is the character Charlotte constantly yelling at her assistant, Jonathan. However, that's just me, and a lot of people probably wouldn't come to this association. It's a fine name for a boy, but I find it a rather boring, and I hate the nickname Jon.
Jonathan Pine is the main character in John le Carré's novel "The Night Manager" as well as the new BBC/AMC Miniseries of the same name.
I like this name and it's not as common as John or Jack.
In Gematria calculation the name "Brigitte" is equivalent to "Yonatan" or Jonathan.
Brazilians use this name, I have a cousin with the name Jonathan.
Jonathan "Jack" Murdock aka Battlin' Jack Murdock is the father of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in Marvel Comics and adaptations.
Jonathan Archer, captain of the Enterprise NX-01 in 'Star Trek: Enterprise'.
Jonathan is a very nice name. I prefer it to John.
Jonathan is a gorgeous name for a boy. I don't like it being shortened to Jon. It reminds me of Jon Davis from Garfield. I wonder if a Jonathan could be nicknamed Nathan because Nathan is the end of Jonathan. I would prefer that since I really don't like the nickname Jon. Jonathan was also a beautiful Biblical character, and close friend of David's.
Related name: Nathan.
Jonathan Lipnicki is an American actor best known for his childhood roles in the films Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, The Little Vampire, and Like Mike.
Jonathan Bernier (born August 7, 1988) is a Canadian professional hockey goaltender currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
My 8 year old nephew, my brother's son, is named Jonathan. I think it's a great name for a little boy as well as an adult. It's classic yet contemporary, youthful yet mature. It can suit a jock or a band geek all the same. It is quite popular, but it's a classic. If you like it, I say go for it :)
I have nothing against homosexuals, but David and Jonathan weren't in love! That's NOWHERE in the Bible. 1 Samuel 18:1 says Jonathan loved David as himself, not that he was IN love with David. You can love your neighbor as yourself, too, or your brother, or your cat, but that doesn't mean you're IN love with them.It's a friendship story, NOT a love story. They did love each other as brothers, and that's it. Although I wouldn't have a problem with naming a son Jonathan David. I think that's quite handsome :)
This is an awesome name, although for some reason I prefer john. But if you want something longer, Jonathan is an awesome choice! However, variants like johnathan or jonathon are not :/ I was really surprised as well as appalled that people actually have used this name on girls... What about this name sounds feminine in any way?! I personally don't think it's very popular, but that might be because I've only met 2 Jonathan's in my whole life. I think if you named your son Jonathan, he'd probably be the only one in his class. Plus, you can always call him Jon or Jonny :)
There's a song called Jonathan Low by vampire weekend.
Johnny Clegg's full name is Jonathan Clegg.
Jonathan was quite popular in the American colonies in the 18th century, so popular that "Brother Jonathan" was used by British soldiers as a name for American revolutionaries and by Loyalists as a name for Patriots (it might also have been a reference to Jonathan Trumbull, one of the few colonial governors who supported American independence). After the Revolutionary War, Brother Jonathan was adopted as a personification of the U.S., like a proto-Uncle Sam. Brother Jonathan was also a paddle steamer that wrecked off the coast of California in 1865, killing 225 people. The ship was loaded with gold, which was not located and salvaged until the late 1990s.
I think this is a beautiful name; so much history, a beautiful meaning, but does not sound overused... it's too classic for that. :) Jon is a lovely nickname as well. I prefer Jon to John.
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is a famous American actor.
Jonathan is also a French name. [noted -ed]
I never really thought about the name until recently despite knowing at least 3-4 Jonathans over the years. I like that it's not plain old Jon (John) or plain old Nathan. I like it.
Jonathan Borofsky (born 2 March 1942) is an American sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in Maine.
I think this is a good, strong name for a boy.
I know only one Jonathan (everybody calls him Jonny), who is the sweetest and gentlest lad I've ever met. It is a good name, the only negative side of it can be it's popularity.
Jonathan Groff is an actor best known for originating the role of Melchior Gabor in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening and for his role as Jesse St. James on the TV series Glee.
Two famous bearers of the name Jonathan are Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Bend it Like Beckham, Velvet Goldmine, The Tudors, etc.)
And Jonathan Harker who is one of the main characters in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'.
I like this name very much. It's old, yet modern. It's classy, and not too arrogant. It's a truly unique name, that's very nice.
I was reading some of these comments, and I am quite angry. It wouldn't matter whether the two were gay or straight. Leave it for a debate team.But, personally, we don't know. I don't have a religion, but I don't think it really matters. It happened in the past. It's over and done with.
This name is very popular! In 8th grade, I knew 2 people with this name, plus me. At that time, there were 2 7th-graders whose name was Jonathan. Now I'm a high-school freshman and 2 others have my name!Anyway, in the Bible, I didn't see a friendship like Jonathan and David. Assuming one of them married a woman, they most likely weren't gay.
A famous bearer is Jonathan Steingard of Fox Run and Hawk Nelson.
Jonathan Strange is a character in the book "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.
I'm a little tired of Jonathan. There are at least 3 in my grade out of 300+ kids and all are fairly popular, so whenever you talk about them it's like "Which Jonathan? Jonathan ____ or Jonathan ____?" "No, the other Jonathan!"
Jonathan Safran Foer, the amazing author of Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Dr Jonathan Crane, also known as The Scarecrow of Batman fame. Interestingly enough, if you look up Dr Crane, you'll find that there is also a dermatologist by the same name. Poor guy; wonder if he gets much hassle for having the same name as a comic book villain.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was actually born Jonathan Taylor Weiss but used his brother's middle name (Thomas) as his surname to keep from being confused with another actor at that time Jonathan Weiss. Jonathan Taylor Thomas played Randy Taylor the middle Taylor child on the TV show starring Tim Allan, Patricia Richardson, Zachery Ty Bryan, and Tarran Smith.
Jonathan is svelt, but sometimes the simpler option is nicest -- I prefer John.
A famous bearer is actor Jon Vojtka, later Voight.
Number 19 for boys in 2005.
A very beautiful name, usually possesed by a very smart, cute and beautiful lad.
A famous bearer is Puerto Rican-Czech actor Jonathan Šeda.
This is one of those names that you can't really complain about, a very safe choice, sounds fairly pleasant, you can get decent nicknames out of it, suits all sorts of guys, and all that. Having said that, it's a pretty damn dull choice, and something lazy parents are likely to choose because they just pick whatever is common or whatever some relative is named. Still, this beats lazily constructed modern names.
My brother is named Jonathan, and I always call him Jonny, however everyone else calls him Jon. I also have a friend called Jonathan (Jonty) and a friend with a baby brother Jonathan (Jonny). I think it leaves doors open for a lot of nicknames, which is always good for determining the child's personality. My first son will have this a nickname, after my brother.
"Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neill" was a character on the hit Sci-Fi TV show "Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)", which is a spin-off of the hit Sci-Fi movie "Stargate (1994)".
Jonathan Papelbon is the closing pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
2007 Coleman medalist and Lion's co-captain Jonathan Brown is a famous bearer of this name.
Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He won an Academy Award for directing "The Silence of the Lambs" in 1991. Other notable film credits include the 1984 concert film "Stop Making Sense" and 1993 HIV/AIDs-regarding drama "Philadelphia", starring Tom Hanks.
I would want to name my first son David and give him Jonathan as a middle name. I think it's great that the names bear some sort of connection.
My brother's name is Jonathan, so I pretty much love it, the meaning is so sweet 'god's gift' at least, that's what OUR family goes by, but I think Jon and Jonny are great pet-forms. I never call him Jonathan unless I am angry at him. Yeah, so two thumbs up for Jonathan.
Jonathan (Jon) of Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Brisbane Lions co-captain, All-Australian Team vice-captain and 2007 Coleman Medallist Jonathon Brown is a famous bearer of this name.
I really love the name Jonathan and its conotations in the Bible. I actualy really love the combination Jonathan David, sounds so much like a boy who was strong in his convictions and passionate about his friends. I really like it and would name my first boy this.
I really like this name. I met a German boy with this name once and everybody called him Jonie. I really like the English and German pronunciation and the Dutch one is growing on me. I also love the name David so I like the fact that they were friends in the bible. (even though I'm the opposite of Christian)
It´s also the Czech form.
Name Day: 26th November
Nicknames: Jony, Jonas, Nathan
Jonathan Pryce is Govenor Swann in Pirates of the Carribean.
Jonathan Stroud is the author of the Bartimaeous Trilogy.
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz is the birth name of The Daily Show's Jon Stewart.
Jonathan Richman was the lead singer of the Modern Lovers.
I really like this name. Whenever I hear it I think of David's friend from the Bible. Jonathan was always one of my favorite characters in the Bible - he loved David no matter what, even when his Dad was trying to kill David (true friendship there). I would love to name my first son this.
Czech model Pavlína Pořízková & Ric Ocasek have a son Jonathan (born December 1993).
Jonathan Walker is Panic! At the Disco's bassist.
There is an author named Jonathan Kellerman.
Jonathan Pierce is a Christian music artist.
Famous bearer: The actor Jonathan Frakes.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Jonathan here:
Cute actor Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Cheaper By the Dozen 2) has this name.
In 1980-89, this name made the Top 1000 for girls.
I've always thought this a wonderful name after reading Tamora Pierce's books where Jonathan is the King.
Jon Heder's real name is Jonathan.
The name is lovely. Both David and Jonathan easily beat out their Sapphic counterparts, Ruth and Naomi, in terms of nice-nameitude. But let's not get into that one.
Jonathan and Matthew are related names, as their original forms have the same Hebrew elements, just in a different order.
A famous bearer is actor Jonathan Hyde.
Jonathan Kent is Clark Kent's (Superman) adoptive father.
One of the members of the classical/pop/opera group G4 is called Jonathan.
Many people, myself included, interpret David and Jonathan's relationship to have been romantic. I'm a starry-eyed one in the first place...;)
It is absolutely sick to suggest that King David and Jonathan were in a homosexual relationship!
1) David was married to Jonathan's sister, Michal. So you would be saying that they were not only in a homosexual relationship, but an incestuous homosexual relationship
2) Homosexuality is forbidden by the Torah. As good, observant Jews, David and Jonathan would both have been aware of this fact, and observed the commandment
3) If David had been a homosexual, he would not have been chosen to be king of Israel. That's a fact.
4) If David and Jonathan's relationship had been incestuous, it is unlikely that they would be cited as the ideal of brotherly love in "Ethics of Our Fathers". Particularly because, as mentioned above, homosexuality is forbidden by the Torah.
5) If David and Jonathan's relationship had been incestuous, they would not be considered such great ideals of Jewish observance, because - if you haven't caught on yet - the Torah forbids homosexuality. Also, it would probably be mentioned somewhere.
First of all, it's not incest if they're related to you BY LAW. Second of all, David and Jonathan fell in love BEFORE David married Jonathan's sister. And third and most importantly, all of the passages in the Bible - Old Testament and New - that are popularly interpreted as being about homosexuality are, in fact, mistranslations. Usually the actual sin they're referring to is either paganism, prostitution, promiscuity, or a lack of hospitality. For more information, please read "What the Bible REALLY Says About Homosexuality," "The Children Are Free," or "What Christians Think About Homosexuality: Six Representative Viewpoints."Anyway. Beautiful name, beautiful LOVE story. Ahem.
I go by JD (I know, initials are not names and totally kill the identity of a person), but my names are actually Jonatan David (Jonatan, swedish form of Jonathan) and I'm not going to be blatant about my preferences but I think what my point is. I'm Christian myself and know the bible very well having even served a mission for the church I'm affiliated with. I don't certainly know whether there was an intimate relationship between Jonathan and David, but I do feel that their love for each other was great. Like a perfect love among two childhood friends who grew up together and are so special for each other, not meaning that "something" had to happen between them because of their feelings, despite of their gender. Anyways, Jonathan and David are mostly remembered and told of as a pure example of frienship and love for another.
I disagree with the above comment. I believe the David and Jonathan loved each other as brothers, not as homosexuals.
Jonathan Davis (KoRn singer) bears this name.
The name Theodore is related, having the same meaning.

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