Younis - boys name

Younis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Younis name meaning:

The name Younis is of Hebrew origin and has a rich biblical history. It is the Arabic variant of the name Jonah, which is mentioned in both the Old Testament and the Quran. In Hebrew, Jonah means "dove," a symbol of peace and innocence. The name is also associated with the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale but later freed.

In Arabic culture, the name Younis carries a similar meaning and symbolism. It is often associated with qualities such as gentleness, kindness, and wisdom. People with this name are believed to possess a peaceful and calm nature, with a strong sense of intuition and empathy.

In summary, the name Younis holds biblical and cultural significance. It represents peace, innocence, and wisdom, and is associated with the story of the prophet Jonah.


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Overall UK ranking: 1004 out of 4789

29 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Younis

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