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How popular is the baby name Jonathan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 18 0 18
1881 21 0 21
1882 27 0 27
1883 17 0 17
1884 21 0 21
1885 30 0 30
1886 19 0 19
1887 10 0 10
1888 17 0 17
1889 12 0 12
1890 16 0 16
1891 12 0 12
1892 13 0 13
1893 9 0 9
1894 16 0 16
1895 10 0 10
1896 18 0 18
1897 15 0 15
1898 13 0 13
1899 8 0 8
1900 11 0 11
1901 9 0 9
1902 22 0 22
1903 19 0 19
1904 14 0 14
1905 14 0 14
1906 12 0 12
1907 11 0 11
1908 12 0 12
1909 15 0 15
1910 19 0 19
1911 24 0 24
1912 48 0 48
1913 53 0 53
1914 77 0 77
1915 83 0 83
1916 100 0 100
1917 96 0 96
1918 83 0 83
1919 77 0 77
1920 112 0 112
1921 122 0 122
1922 117 0 117
1923 98 0 98
1924 97 0 97
1925 114 0 114
1926 106 0 106
1927 108 0 108
1928 116 0 116
1929 92 0 92
1930 103 0 103
1931 117 0 117
1932 118 0 118
1933 127 0 127
1934 132 0 132
1935 167 0 167
1936 171 0 171
1937 197 0 197
1938 234 0 234
1939 296 0 296
1940 277 0 277
1941 359 0 359
1942 553 0 553
1943 574 0 574
1944 640 0 640
1945 882 0 882
1946 1,102 0 1,102
1947 1,196 0 1,196
1948 1,284 0 1,284
1949 1,432 0 1,432
1950 1,539 0 1,539
1951 1,774 0 1,774
1952 2,063 0 2,063
1953 2,338 0 2,338
1954 2,747 8 2,739
1955 3,030 11 3,019
1956 3,128 6 3,122
1957 3,056 12 3,044
1958 3,093 7 3,086
1959 3,095 9 3,086
1960 3,364 11 3,353
1961 3,501 21 3,480
1962 4,279 14 4,265 #94 boy name
1963 4,490 16 4,474 #88 boy name
1964 4,661 19 4,642 #83 boy name
1965 4,746 15 4,731 #74 boy name
1966 4,693 20 4,673 #65 boy name
1967 4,940 20 4,920 #56 boy name
1968 5,836 23 5,813 #53 boy name
1969 7,117 31 7,086 #46 boy name
1970 8,239 34 8,205 #42 boy name
1971 8,685 44 8,641 #40 boy name
1972 9,274 51 9,223 #37 boy name
1973 10,337 63 10,274 #31 boy name
1974 10,300 63 10,237 #33 boy name
1975 10,973 55 10,918 #30 boy name
1976 11,401 82 11,319 #31 boy name
1977 12,408 81 12,327 #28 boy name
1978 12,602 81 12,521 #31 boy name
1979 14,411 80 14,331 #31 boy name
1980 19,096 104 18,992 #21 boy name
1981 22,750 153 22,597 #16 boy name
1982 23,292 168 23,124 #16 boy name
1983 22,921 177 22,744 #19 boy name
1984 23,510 183 23,327 #19 boy name
1985 24,301 181 24,120 #17 boy name
1986 24,134 174 23,960 #16 boy name
1987 23,278 179 23,099 #18 boy name
1988 24,509 164 24,345 #15 boy name
1989 23,699 101 23,598 #17 boy name
1990 24,156 92 24,064 #17 boy name
1991 23,058 87 22,971 #20 boy name
1992 21,466 64 21,402 #21 boy name
1993 20,015 71 19,944 #22 boy name
1994 19,135 76 19,059 #23 boy name
1995 18,207 56 18,151 #23 boy name
1996 18,652 62 18,590 #21 boy name
1997 18,577 43 18,534 #21 boy name
1998 17,682 37 17,645 #21 boy name
1999 17,094 38 17,056 #22 boy name
2000 16,928 49 16,879 #21 boy name
2001 16,176 39 16,137 #23 boy name
2002 15,543 35 15,508 #21 boy name
2003 15,012 31 14,981 #22 boy name
2004 14,433 76 14,357 #21 boy name
2005 14,458 27 14,431 #19 boy name
2006 14,394 27 14,367 #22 boy name
2007 13,809 24 13,785 #23 boy name
2008 12,896 17 12,879 #26 boy name
2009 11,380 14 11,366 #29 boy name
2010 11,127 14 11,113 #28 boy name
2011 10,239 21 10,218 #31 boy name
2012 9,353 10 9,343 #34 boy name
2013 8,536 12 8,524 #42 boy name
2014 8,085 10 8,075 #44 boy name
2015 7,588 11 7,577 #48 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Jonathan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 823,773 babies born with the name Jonathan in the United States. That's more than enough Jonathans to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 18 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jonathan" was in 1988 with a total of 24,345 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jonathans)

According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jonathan" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 217 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 4,490 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Jonathan

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

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Jonathan was born in 1977 as Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe in Dublin, Ireland.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Jonathan was born in 1981 as Jonathan Taylor Weiss in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis is an actor, director, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to 2003. Jonathan was born in 1976 as Jonathan Gregory Brandis in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.

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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Jon was born in 1962 as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, U.S.

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J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1986 to present. J.K. was born in 1955 as Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.

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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is an actor, voice actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Jon was born in 1971 as Jonathan Daniel Hamm in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Jonathan was born in 1990 as Jonathan William Lipnicki in Westlake Village, California.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jonathan

Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Martin
Jonathan Cahn
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Schoop
Jonathan Toews

Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

T is for time, you give to friends.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for nice, need I say more?

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

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Past life for Jonathan born Jul 5, 1937

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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