Jonah - boys name

Jonah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Jonah name meaning:

The name Jonah is of Hebrew origin and has several interpretations and meanings. In the Hebrew language, Jonah translates to "dove" or "pigeon." The dove is often associated with peace, innocence, and purity, making these qualities potentially attributed to individuals with the name Jonah. Furthermore, the dove is also a symbol of hope and divine guidance, which may indicate a sense of spirituality or a connection to higher powers.

In addition to the literal translation, the name Jonah is commonly associated with the biblical figure Jonah. In the Bible, Jonah is a prophet who was swallowed by a large fish after attempting to flee from God's command. His story teaches valuable lessons about faith, obedience, and the importance of fulfilling one's destiny.

Overall, the name Jonah carries connotations of peace, innocence, purity, hope, spirituality, and obedience. These qualities may shape the personality and character of individuals named Jonah, guiding them towards a life of purpose and divine guidance.

Origin: Hebrew


Related names

Jonah , Hovnan, Yonah

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 136 out of 4789

419 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (172)

Historical popularity of Jonah

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