Jonah 🔥

Gender: Male Meaning of Jonah: "dove" Origin of Jonah: Hebrew Jonah's Popularity in 2019: #141

Jonah Origin and Meaning

The name Jonah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "dove".

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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Rank in US: #141

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Pop Culture References for the name Jonah

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fearlessfirefly Says:


I love this name. I have Wilder Jonah on my list.

Ruanne Says:


I guess I attended enough vacation Bible school. I always think of the guy who got swallowed by a whale and spit out in Nineveh.

Daiseymae Says:


I only think of the actor Jonah Hill.

ambercat Says:


Jonah, the son of Lucianne [Goldberg] -- for some reason, this is the association I have with the name. I guess if someone stuck it on their kid, he could go by Jon or something like that.

Annie Says:


I don't like this name, nor do I dislike it. It's a fine name, to me.