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Meaning of Jonas

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The name Jonas has the following meaning:

Resembling a dove; in the Bible, he was the famous character who was swallowed by a whale.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Jonas is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 437 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Jonas fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 105 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 379 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Jonas in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Jonas is very likely a(n) Hebrew variant of the name Jonah.

See other suggested Hebrew boy baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Jonah.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Jonas and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Jonas: Boys - Alvah, Jedidiah, Judah, Levi, Menachem, Obie, Shadrach, Zechariah, Girls - Daniella, Naama, Nediva, Both genders - Jonathan, Jordan


The name Jonas is a variant of Jonah. Other popular variants of the name Jonah are: Joah, Joenah (Hebrew), Jonas, Jonasco


We think the name Jonas should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Jonas to be: Strong, resourceful and handsome guy

In one word, you might describe Jonas as a(n) "resourceful" person.

See other "resourceful" names for boys.

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