The name Jonas is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "dove". Jonas is ranked #437 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".
From the experts:
Jonas has a slightly more grandfatherly image than the English version of his name, but that only adds to its retro appeal. And though it may lag behind Jonah in this country, Jonas is riding a huge wave of popularity in Europe, where it ranks highly in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Norway.
Over time, it has been associated with Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the anti-polio vaccine, and tween fave group the Jonas Brothers. Charles Dickens used the name for a character in Martin Chuzzlewit.
Lists containing Jonas
Jonas in Blog Posts
Jonas in the Forums
16 names similar to Jonas
These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Jonas. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Jonas, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!