Jonas is a ♂ boy’s name.
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.
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”.
The name Jonas is ranked #192 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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