The name Jonah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "dove". Jonah is ranked #155 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".
From the experts:
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. 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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