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Gender: M Meaning of Jonah: "dove" Origin of Jonah: Hebrew Jonah's Popularity in 2013: #135

Jonah, the name of the Old Testament prophet who was swallowed by the whale, only to emerge unharmed three days later, is increasingly appreciated by parents looking for a biblical name less common than Jacob or Joshua, yet not too obscure--it's now at Number 131. Plus, Jonah comes with a ready-made nursery-decorating motif.

The appealing Jonah has been featured in such movies as Sleepless in Seattle"and "=Knocked Up and is currently represented by actor/writer Jonah Hill.

Jonas is the Greek version.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Jonah

Jonah Hex, DC Comics and movie character
Jonah aka John, character in "Cat's Cradle" (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut
Jonah Baldwin, son in movie "Sleepless in Seattle"
Jonah Takalua, character in Australian TV's "Summer Heights High" and "Jonah from Tonga"
Jonah Breeland, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
Jonah Ryan, character on TV's "Veep"
Jonah, character in British comic "The Beano" by Ken Reid
Jonah, character in Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Found"
Jonah Aickman, character in movie "The Haunting in Connecticut"
J. Jonah Jameson, character in the Spider-Man series
Jonah Kirby, character on British TV's "Waterloo Road"
"Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000," 1975 Swiss movie

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