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Pronunciation

ʤoʊnə

Origin

English

Meaning

In old Hebrew, the name Jonah means 'dove'. The character of Jonah, whose adventures lead him to be shipwrecked, then swallowed by a whale and brought safely to land, figure in both biblical and koranic texts, making this a great intercultural name with a fantastically adventurous backstory! The name has been popular all around the Mediterranean, as everywhere there is sea, there is the much-loved story of Jonah!

Rank in the year 2015

Jonah was ranked #248 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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