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Jona (girl)

What does Jona mean?

Jona Pronunciation of Jona [jona] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jona) has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Jona is "dove". Jona is a version of Yonina (Hebrew).


6 alternative forms via Yonina: Jonati, Jonina, Yona, Yonah, Yonit and Yonita.

Creative forms:
(female) Jonai, Jonaie, ..

(male) Jonady, Jonaje, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jona Melody (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jona?

Jona is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2827 out of 4276, Top 66%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jona entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1788 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jona outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jona is pronounced similarly to Giana, Ginna, Ginya, Gionna, Janaeh, Janais, Janee, Janey, Jannae, Janny, Janoah, Jeana, Jenay, Jenee, Jenna, Jennae, Jennah, Jenni, Jina, Jinnea, Jinni, Joana, Jonnae, Junae and Juneau. Other suggested similar names are Dona, Iona, Jama, Jan, Jane, Jann, Jen, Jenn, Jin, Joan, Joane, Joann, Joda, Johana, Joia, Jola, Jone, Joya, Juana, June, Jyn, Lona, Mona, Nona, Oona, Rona, Tona and Zona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jona.

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