Last name origin & meaning:
Jewish and Gentile (from northern Europe to South India): from the
Biblical name Jonathan, meaning ‘God has given’ in Hebrew. In
the Bible this is the name of a son of King Saul, the close friend of
the young David, whose friendship persisted even when Saul and David
are themselves at loggerheads (1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1:19–26).
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