Jonathan

Jonathan - A popular male name



  Jul 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jonathan, meaning gift of Jehovah, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #714. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jonathan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jonathan? 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 Jonathan. The baby boy name Jonathan was given to 9,252 baby boys in 2012, ranking #35 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 177 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jonathan peaked in popularity 29 years ago in 1988 on position 15.



Famous with this name

Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Pryce


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Jonathan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jonathan is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #19 - and is the least popular in South Dakota at position #136.

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 Jonathan is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Jonathan is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Jonathan goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Jonathan origin and meaning

Jonathan is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means gift of Jehovah. To see famous people named Jonathan, pop culture references for the name Jonathan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jonathan

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

Johnathan / 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
201235
201131
201028
200929
200826
200723
200622
200519
200421
200322
200221
200123
200021
199922
199821
199721
199621
199523
199423
199322
199221
199120
199017
198917
198815
198718
198616
198517
198419
198319
198216
198116
198021
197931
197831
197728
197631
197530
197433
197331
197237
197140
197042
196946
196853
196756
196665
196574
196483
196388
196294
1961111
1960118
1959124
1958124
1957124
1956114
1955116
1954120
1953133
1952139
1951147
1950164
1949164
1948172
1947175
1946173
1945178
1944214
1943246
1942243
1941310
1940347
1939321
1938388
1937407
1936440
1935440
1934528
1933533
1932571
1931599
1930691
1929726
1928651
1927716
1926812
1925651
1924755
1923734
1922637
1921652
1920643
1919733
1918816
1917728
1916668
1915806
1914698
1913763
1912714

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California19
Texas20
District of Columbia27
Florida28
Nevada29
New Jersey31
New York31
Illinois31
Maryland34
Virginia34
Arizona36
Georgia37
Washington39
Oklahoma40
North Carolina40
New Mexico41
Massachusetts42
Wyoming43
Mississippi45
Idaho46
Alabama47
Oregon47
South Carolina49
Tennessee49
Louisiana50
Delaware51
Connecticut52
Hawaii55
Utah56
Kentucky59
Pennsylvania60
Rhode Island60
Kansas64
Arkansas65
Colorado65
New Hampshire65
Wisconsin68
West Virginia69
Michigan69
Indiana70
Ohio73
Minnesota75
Nebraska81
Alaska82
Maine86
Iowa88
Missouri91
Montana116
North Dakota123
South Dakota136

Even more about Jonathan


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 Jonathan a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Jonathan?

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
1988
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jonathan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 177
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +9,252

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