Jonah is a masculine name of Hebrew origins. The name derives from the Hebrew word "Yonah," meaning "dove," sharing ties with prophet Jonah, who was a leading figure in the Book of Jonah. As legend has it, the namesake prophet was swallowed by a whale, only to reappear on land days later unharmed. While superstitious sailors might not be confident with a Jonah on board, baby's dove-like qualities are sure to bring peace to life's rocky waters.
Famous People Named Jonah
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Jonah Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Jonah is currently #357 on The Bump
Boy:Jonah is currently #96 on The Bump Boy Names
Overall:Jonah is currently #241 in U.S. births
Boy:Jonah is currently #88 in U.S. births
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Abarim Publications, Jonah meaning
Behind the Name, Jonah, December 2017
Online Etymology Dictionary, Jonah, August 2023
Britannica, Book of Jonah, September 2023
Study.com, The Story of Jonah and the Whale
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