Origin of Jonathan1
Definition for jonathan (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for jonathan
Jonathan Gruber, the economist who helped design Romneycare and the Affordable Care Act, falls on his sword before Congress.
Jonathan Moore, who secured the $1.7 million settlement in the Stewart case, is representing them.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Available at Jonathan Adler Whisky Tumbler Set—Light Horn, $65 This is drinking at its most fashionable.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Foreplay for them is getting their emails in check,” Jonathan says.
Around 2005, Drew flew west to pursue a career in acting while Jonathan ran the business in Calgary.
What but divine grace could have enabled Jonathan to maintain this blessed temper?The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
You said in your letter to me the other day, Jonathan, that you thought things were bad because of the wickedness of man's nature.The Common Sense of Socialism|John Spargo
Obviously it was the duty of old Jonathan Farr to make the only sacrifice that could save the boy.Billy Topsail, M.D.|Norman Duncan
The loud applause was instantaneous, and Jonathan turned quickly to Hepsey, as he stamped his feet and clapped his hands.Hepsey Burke|Frank Noyes Westcott
Mr Jonathan says, sir, that it is always right to look over the deaths, that news of that kind may not shock you.The Pirate|Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for jonathan (1 of 2)
Word Origin for Jonathan
British Dictionary definitions for jonathan (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for jonathan
masc. proper name, biblical son of Saul, from Hebrew Yonathan, short for Yehonathan, literally "the Lord has given" (cf. Nathan). As a pre-Uncle Sam emblem of the United States, sometimes personified as Brother Jonathan, it dates from 1816, said to have been applied by Washington to Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Sr. of Connecticut (1710-1785), to whom he sometimes turned for advice (cf. 2 Sam. i:26); hence "a New Englander," and eventually "an American." As a variety of red apple it dates from 1831, so called because it was introduced in the U.S.