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90k
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since 1880

Johnathan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God has Given
  • #672 All Time
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816k Jonathan (Hebrew)
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How popular is the name "Johnathan" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1914 5 0 5
1915 6 0 6
1916 14 0 14
1917 10 0 10
1918 7 0 7
1919 9 0 9
1920 7 0 7
1921 10 0 10
1922 9 0 9
1923 10 0 10
1924 7 0 7
1925 15 0 15
1926 9 0 9
1927 5 0 5
1928 7 0 7
1929 14 0 14
1930 10 0 10
1931 8 0 8
1932 6 0 6
1933 15 0 15
1934 6 0 6
1935 8 0 8
1936 7 0 7
1937 11 0 11
1938 12 0 12
1939 14 0 14
1940 11 0 11
1941 6 0 6
1942 13 0 13
1943 20 0 20
1944 20 0 20
1945 18 0 18
1946 19 0 19
1947 25 0 25
1948 37 0 37
1949 48 0 48
1950 38 0 38
1951 38 0 38
1952 54 0 54
1953 78 0 78
1954 79 0 79
1955 95 0 95
1956 107 0 107
1957 88 0 88
1958 106 0 106
1959 109 0 109
1960 143 0 143
1961 134 0 134
1962 231 0 231
1963 212 0 212
1964 223 0 223
1965 209 0 209
1966 259 0 259
1967 267 0 267
1968 362 0 362
1969 404 6 398
1970 503 0 503
1971 583 5 578
1972 656 0 656
1973 747 7 740
1974 677 7 670
1975 804 6 798
1976 883 8 875
1977 939 7 932
1978 962 17 945
1979 1,147 7 1,140
1980 1,416 10 1,406
1981 1,725 15 1,710
1982 1,854 18 1,836
1983 1,948 23 1,925
1984 2,112 16 2,096
1985 2,408 15 2,393
1986 2,437 20 2,417
1987 2,500 22 2,478
1988 2,686 13 2,673
1989 2,974 12 2,962
1990 3,254 8 3,246
1991 3,126 7 3,119
1992 2,895 0 2,895
1993 2,730 11 2,719
1994 2,624 13 2,611
1995 2,453 8 2,445
1996 2,569 6 2,563
1997 2,557 10 2,547
1998 2,591 0 2,591
1999 2,526 7 2,519
2000 2,468 0 2,468
2001 2,311 7 2,304
2002 2,267 5 2,262
2003 2,192 0 2,192
2004 2,187 12 2,175
2005 2,251 10 2,241
2006 2,302 0 2,302
2007 2,153 6 2,147
2008 1,962 5 1,957
2009 1,833 0 1,833
2010 1,646 0 1,646
2011 1,489 0 1,489
2012 1,399 0 1,399
2013 1,243 0 1,243
2014 1,173 0 1,173

Want to know about the populiarty of Johnathan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 89,867 babies born with the name Johnathan in the United States. That's more than enough Johnathans to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Johnathan" was in 1990 with a total of 3,246 babies. (That's a lot of baby Johnathans)

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Johnathan" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 31 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 2,974 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Johnathan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Johnathan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Johnathan as well as things modernly associated with the name Johnathan such as celebrities named Johnathan.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Johnathan

The name "Johnathan" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God has Given". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for able, for you surely are.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nahtanhoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Otannhajh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Johnathan born Mar 8, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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