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

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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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Famous People Named Jonah

Jonah Hill (Feldstein), American actor
Jonah King, son of journalists John King and Dana Bash
Jonah was a biblical prophet swallowed by a giant fish for disobeying God (the Bible never mentions a whale, just a giant fish)
Jonah Angel Solomon, one of the octuplets of Nadya Suleman
Jonah Maddox-Phillip Bryant, son of American singer Lil Mo

Pop Culture References for the Name Jonah

Jonah, journalist in "Cat's Cradle" (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut
Jonah, son in "Sleepless in Seattle"
Jonah Takalua, character in Australian mockumentary series 'Summer Heights High'
Jonah Breeland, character on television series Hart of Dixie
Jonah Ryan, character on the television series "Veep"

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