Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Gift of God
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Jonathan Girl)

In 2017 the name Jonathan...

• was given to 6,471 baby boys
• was the 55th most popular name for baby boys
• was 53% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Nevada, and Alaska
• was least popular in Wyoming, Vermont, and North Dakota
• was about as popular as Eli and Connor
Babies Named Jonathan Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Jonathan...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1985
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 235% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 56% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Joshua, Mathew, Justin, Bethany, Nisha, Kacy
• has the most opposite popularity history to Gus, Darwin, Wiley, Roslyn, Leona, Estella
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Jonathan Per State
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Geographically the name Jonathan...

• 11% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Aaron, Derek, Kevin, Samantha, Aaliyah, Arianna
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Archer, Sawyer, Bentley, Paisley, Kinsley, Harper
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Jonathan by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Jonathan are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Jonathan will be the only kid named Jonathan in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Jonathan compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Jonathan rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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