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What does Yona mean?

Yona [yona] as a name for girls. Yona's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Yona is "dove". Yona is a version of Yonina (Hebrew).


Yona has 1 variant: Yonah.

Yona has 6 more related forms via Yonina: Jona, Jonati, Jonina, Yoninah, Yonit and Yonita.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Yonna, Yora, ..

(male) Yonai, Yony, ..

How popular is Yona?

Yona is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#116835 out of 150436, Top 78%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Yona and related names. Jona is the only prominent alternative form of Yona (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Yona was common among parents 54 years ago (#1788). (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yona and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Yona is alike in pronunciation to Aenya, Aina, Ainah, Ana, Anni, Eionia, Ena, Ennya, Enya, Ianna, Inah, Inya, Ioanah, Iona, Ionia, Ionie, Juana, Oni, Oonagh, Unah, Yanna, Yionna, Yna, Yoana and Yoannah. Other suggested similar names are Apona, Bena, Bina, Buna, Byna, Dana, Dena, Deona, Dona, Donna, Erna, Fiona, Gena, Hena, Idona, Keona, Kina, Kiona, Leona, Lona, Luna, Moina, Mona, Mouna, Muna, Nana, Nona, Orna, Rona, Ronna, Sana, Sena, Sina, Tana, Tena, Tiona, Tona, Vena, Viona, Vyna, Xena, Yann, Yara, Yola, Yula, Yuma, Yuta, Yvonna, Zana and Zona. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yona.