Jonah meaning

: Dove

Jonah Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \j(o)-nah\
Number of People 👶 69,000
Rate in 2021 230
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew
Name selection specialist
Forouzan is an expert in choosing names and has been advising on choosing names for babies for about 10 years. Also, Forozan has an Instagram page for introducing Persian names.

Jonah Name Meaning




Jonah Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Jonah
Additional description of the name Jonah

Jonah is a common name for boys of Hebrew origin. This name holds a Biblical originality. The Hebrew name [Yonah with the meaning of Dove] came in Bible which was an Israelite Prophet’s name. indeed, Yonah is a creature lives in the sea and not in the sky.

To know more about the story of Jonah as a prophet, he was a disobedient prophet of God who was send to east to Nineveh. He disobeyed God’s command and prevented to go to the east. He was going to go to the west, instead. Therefore, God has sent a powerful storm which was about to destroy the boat. Jonah understood that the happened calamity was due to his disobedience of God. Accordingly, he cried a lot and begged help from God. The Merciful God helped him by sending a whale to him. The Whale ate him and he reached the beach in the whale’s stomach. This time, he obeyed God’s command. Jonah’s story was a popular one in Medieval times which made the name popular.

Cool Info About Name Jonah

Additional name description Jonah
Additional name description Jonah

How will be your baby’s personality if you name him Jonah?

He is an energy bomb; he is full of energy and power and joyfulness. Most of the time, he is an enthusiastic one. He is able to attract people by his enthusiasm.      He is very emotional and loving and lover additionally. The point here is that he is not a complete devotee. He loves people logically and with the use of mind; not of that kind of emotions which are not sensibly acceptable.

You cannot find your baby bored or tired anytime. He is commonly a happy person, with charming personality. He is an automatic entertainer. He is full of delight and happiness all over his lifelong. He is young forever. He always lives in the now, but that does not mean that he is not concerned with his future. That is exactly vice versa!

If you name your boy [Jonah], luck will chase him all over his life! He is so inspiring, active, self-expressor, optimistic, cheerful and charming. He is an ideologist, talkative boy who can attract girls with ease!

Which professions he is good at?

Commenter, salesman, designer, teacher, musician, writer

What is his lucky day? Wednesday

And lucky colors? All tones of Purple


Popularity of the name Jonah:

The name Jonah was being used frequently in the 20th century. Jonah has experienced very ups and downs on the charts in the period of the year 1880 to 1910. After 10 years, Jonah returned to its right position with the rise of #600 spots on the chart. In the next 10 years, it gained moderate popularity and advanced so much in usage. In 1994, Jonah has climbed #450 spots on the chart and has experienced the most popularity ever. That was because of a romantic and comedy movie named [sleepless in Seattle] starring Jonah Baldwin. From then, Jonah became more popular as a result of this kid’s name.

From 1960 till 2018, Jonah was recorded more than 60,000 times in the database of SSAD.

Name selection poll

Name Selection Poll

If you are hesitant about choosing your child's name, you can ask others for their opinion on your options for free.

Add a poll Poll list
If your name is Jonah, click below to increase
I am Jonah
No one has been added yet
How much do you like Jonah's name?
Users vote for Jonah
Score 4 from 3 votes
We are very happy to know your opinion about this name
Comments on the name Jonah
01/14/2024 00:00:00

Jonah was a righteous person. I should know because I'm Jewish. It does not bring bad luck.

03/18/2023 16:34:40

i love the name jonah.

01/16/2023 00:15:34

I agree with the above. It does not bring bad luck. I know I live life being Jonah. heh

06/20/2022 07:00:36

Technically, this site has it wrong. God did not sink the ship that Jonah was on. Jonah jumped off the ship because he knew that God was letting him know Jonah couldn't hide from His eyes. Jonah jumped into the ocean to save the other sailors. But, anyway, I love the name Jonah. I plan on naming giving the first boy I have (in the distant future :) ) the name Jonah. :)

Latest blog content

Jonah FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Jonah?
The origin of the name Jonah is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Jonah?
*️⃣ How many people are named Jonah?
Almost 69000 people are named Jonah.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Jonah?
The names of Quest, Jurnee, Journi, Jurni, Jurnie