Jonathan meaning

jŏnə-thən
In the Bible, the eldest son of King Saul of Israel and friend of David.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Jon.
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(bible, person, proper) Saul's oldest son, a close friend of David: 1 Sam. 18-20
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A late fall variety of apple.
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A son of Saul, first mentioned in 1 Samuel.
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A male given name of biblical origin.
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(The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): An apple cultivar from New York.
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A variety of red, late-ripening apple.
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Origin of jonathan

  • After Jonathan Hasbrouck (died 1846), American jurist and gardener

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hebrew יְהוֹנָתָן (yehonatán) (Jehonathan) and יוֹנָתָן (yonatán) (Jonathan) means ("Jehovah has given"), apparently with influence from the Aramaic preference for the latter form. Jonathan is often incorrectly considered to be a variant of John.

    From Wiktionary