Name Jonas Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jonas


Jonas is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Jonas?

Jonas is a Scandinavian, German and Dutch name of Greek and Hebrew origin. It derived from the name Ionás (Ἰωνᾶς), a Greek form of the Hebrew name Yonah (יוֹנָה). Jonah is the English form of the name.

What does the name Jonas mean?

Jonas 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, Jonas could be derived from the Greek word “Ionas” (Ίωνας) meaning “one of the Ionians”, “inhabitant of Ionia” or “member of the Greek tribe Ionians”.

Pronunciation of Jonas

Variants of the name Jonas

Ionas Jonás Yonas Joonas

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Popularity of the name Jonas

The name Jonas is ranked #151 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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