Jona is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Jona thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.
Jona is a feminine and masculine Name. The boy’s name Jona is a form of the biblical name Jonah. The girl’s name Jona is considered a short form of Johanna.
The boy’s name Jona means “dove” (from Hebrew “yoná/יוֹנָה”) and originally derived from the ancient Greek word “oiōnós/οἰωνός” meaning “sign” or “omen”, because in ancient Greece the people believed that birds were sent by gods as a sign. Besides, Jona could be derived from the Greek word “Ionas” (Ίωνας) meaning “one of the Ionians”, “inhabitant of Ionia” or “member of the Greek tribe Ionians”. The girl’s name Jona means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).
The name Jona is ranked #290 overall.
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