Jonathan

noun
Jon·​a·​than | \ ˈjä-nə-thən How to pronounce Jonathan (audio) \

Definition of Jonathan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a son of Saul and friend of David according to the account in I Samuel
2 : american especially : a New Englander
3 : a medium-sized red-skinned apple

Jonathan

biographical name
Jon·​a·​than | \ ˈjä-nə-thən How to pronounce Jonathan (audio) \

Definition of Jonathan (Entry 2 of 2)

Goodluck (Ebele Azikiwe) 1957–     president of Nigeria (2010–15)

First Known Use of Jonathan

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jonathan

Noun

Hebrew Yōnāthān

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“Jonathan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jonathan. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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