Johnathan

Johnathan - A very unique male name



  Aug 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Johnathan, meaning gift of Jehovah, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1949 on position #1638. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Johnathan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Johnathan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Johnathan. The baby boy name Johnathan was given to 1,369 baby boys in 2012, ranking #258 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,199 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Johnathan peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1990 on position 108.



Famous with this name

Johnathan Sousa
Johnathan Tchaikovsky
Johnathan R. Banta


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Johnathan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Johnathan is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #149 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #404.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Johnathan is where you live.


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Johnathan origin and meaning

Johnathan is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means gift of Jehovah. To see famous people named Johnathan, pop culture references for the name Johnathan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Johnathan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Johnathan, sorted by popularity.

Jonathan / Jonathon / Johnathon / Jonatan / Jhonatan / Jonnathan / Joseantonio / Jonathen / Johnatan / Jhonathan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012258
2011242
2010216
2009207
2008200
2007187
2006177
2005182
2004183
2003178
2002170
2001166
2000158
1999146
1998143
1997142
1996138
1995143
1994134
1993128
1992122
1991110
1990108
1989112
1988115
1987116
1986115
1985118
1984132
1983137
1982151
1981158
1980172
1979208
1978221
1977232
1976231
1975251
1974279
1973262
1972286
1971325
1970361
1969397
1968413
1967481
1966483
1965537
1964548
1963537
1962535
1961673
1960708
1959719
1958896
19571009
1956779
1955882
19541029
19531031
19521155
19501624
19491638

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina149
Mississippi168
Rhode Island170
Tennessee171
Wisconsin179
Georgia181
New Mexico187
Alabama190
Missouri202
Iowa204
Kentucky210
Illinois221
West Virginia225
Florida234
Arkansas235
Ohio235
Michigan238
Colorado243
Arizona244
Massachusetts250
North Carolina257
California258
Texas258
Washington261
Maine262
Oregon262
Indiana263
Kansas283
Virginia284
Nebraska285
Maryland288
Minnesota288
Connecticut304
New York323
Oklahoma327
Nevada329
Utah357
Pennsylvania359
Idaho359
Louisiana375
New Jersey404

Even more about Johnathan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Johnathan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Johnathan?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1990
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Johnathan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,199
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1949
2012 births +1,369

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