Yunus - boys name

Yunus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Yunus name meaning:

The name Yunus has its origins in various cultures and holds different meanings depending on its cultural context. In Arabic, Yunus is the name of the prophet Jonah from the Old Testament of the Bible. The name Yunus is derived from the Hebrew name Yonah, which means "dove." In Islamic tradition, Prophet Yunus is known for his story of being swallowed by a whale and later saved by God, which symbolizes repentance and second chances.

The name Yunus is also found in Turkish culture, where it is derived from the Arabic name. In Turkish, Yunus means "dolphin," which is a symbol of intelligence, grace, and freedom. Dolphins are known for their playful nature and their ability to navigate through challenging waters, representing adaptability and resilience.

Overall, the name Yunus carries the meanings of dove, symbolizing peace and love, and dolphin, symbolizing intelligence and adaptability. It is a name with religious and cultural significance, often associated with positive qualities and values.

Origin: Arabic

The Biblical Jonas is the English language equivalent. A Prophet's name.

Related names

Yunus , Yoonus

Other boys names beginning with Y


Overall UK ranking: 319 out of 4789

145 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Yunus

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