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


Yonah is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Yonah

Yonah (יוֹנָה) is a Hebrew name which occurs in the bible. In the Old Testament Yonah 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 Yonah overboard and he was swallowed by a fish. After three days and three nights, he emerged from the fish alive and went to Nineveh. The English form of the name is Jonah.

What is the meaning of the name Yonah?

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

Pronunciation of Yonah

Variants of the name Yonah


Popularity of the name Yonah

The name Yonah is ranked #629 overall.

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