Name Jonah

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jonah

Jonah is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Jonah

Jonah is a biblical name, which derived from the Hebrew name Yonah. In the Old Testament Jonah was a prophet, who fled by boat, because he was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh. As punishment, God sent a storm, the other sailors threw Jonah overboard and he was swallowed by a fish. After three days and three nights, he emerged from the fish alive and went to Nineveh.

Meaning of Jonah

Jonah means “dove” (from Hebrew “yoná/יוֹנָה”).

Pronunciation of Jonah

Variants of the name Jonah

Yonah

Jonah in the categories

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Name Statistic: Jonah is ranked #242 overall ↓ -41

  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 96 ↓ -15
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 186 ↓ -20
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 265 ↓ -27
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 390 ↓ -79
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 399 ↓ -76
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 700 ↓ -81
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 706 ↓↓ -130
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 758 ↓ -39
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 799 ↓ -89
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 883 ↓↓ -119
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 1010 ↓ -56
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 1098 ↓ -35
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 1148 ↓↓ -553
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 1169 ↓↓ -170
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1175 ↓ -92
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1292 ↓↓ -155
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 1859 ↓↓ -215
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 4338 ↓ -10
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 6975 ↑↑ 367

Jonah in the Top 50 Names

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