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


Yona is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Yona thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Yona?

Yona is a feminine and masculine name and derived from the Hebrew name Yonah (יוֹנָה, see Jonah).

What does the name Yona mean?

Yona 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, Yona 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 Yona

Variants of the name Yona

Iona Jona

Popularity of the name Yona

The name Yona is ranked #737 overall.

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