AK asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 10 months ago

is it Jonathan or Johnathan?

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    There's the name John.

    There's the name Jonathan (no H before the first N).

    These are not the same name. One is not derived from the other. They are two completely different names. "John" is derived from the Hebrew name "Iohannes," meaning "Jehovah is gracious." "Jonathan," on the other hand, is the combination of two Hebrew names "Jo" and "Nathan," "Jo" being a word that means "God" and "Nathan" meaning "given," thus coming together to mean, "God has given." Since "el" is also a word for God in Hebrew, the name "Nathaniel" also means "God has given," thus becoming a version of the name Jonathan.

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    • Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Latin is derived from Ancient Aramaic, what the Hebrews spoke until the current era, what modern Hebrew is derived from. What you're citing are modern Hebrew derivations, not the original name Iohannes as it was transliterated letter-by-letter into Latin from the Hebrew language of Ancient Aramaic.

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  • Amy
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    10 months ago

    Johnathan

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Why does the spelling matter.

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  • 10 months ago

    'Jonathan'!!!!

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    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Jonathan

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    Jonathan

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    Jonathan

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    Jonathan

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    Jonathan

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Jonathan is a traditional name. Johnathan is apparently something made up by those who don't know how to spell one of the most common names in the English language.

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