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Jona (boy)

What does Jona mean?

Jona Pronunciation of Jona [jona] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Jona) is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Jona means "God is gracious". Jona is a variant form of John (Hebrew) with the suffix -a.

Associated with: gracious.

Variations

Jona has 4 variants: Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny and Jonnie.

Jona has 29 more alternative forms via John: Anno, Ean, Eion, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean, Jehan, Jens, Jian, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johan, Johanan, Johann, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Vanya and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Jobna, Jorna, ..

(female) Jonaie, Jota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jona Raymundo (J.R.), ..

How popular is Jona?

Jona is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the popularity of the boy name Jona and related names. Ean (#977 the previous year), Hans (#1411), Ian (#76), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Jens, Joao, Jock, Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie (#1531), Johnny (#310), Jon (#737), Jonnie, Jovan (#1154), Juan (#114), Juwan and Zane (#233) are the popular variation forms of Jona (unlisted). These forms of Jona were popular with parents 135 years ago (adoption of 8.6%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 1.7%, 80.4%). John has generally been popular among parents, although Zane seems to be gaining popularity too, while versions like John are now less common. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jens, Joao, Jock, Johan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johann, John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jon, Jonnie, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ian, Jack, Jens, Johan, John, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jona is pronounced similarly to Geno, Gino, Janna, Jannai, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Jonah, Jonny, Juneau and Junio. Other suggested similar names are Abna, Dana, Jada, Janak, Janan, Jo, Joab, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jodi, Jody, Joe, Joed, Joel, Joey, Johar, Jomal, Jomar, Jonas, Jones, Jonn, Jontae, Jonte, Joop, Joos, Joram, Joran, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jory, Jose, Josh, Josia, Joss, Josua, Jove, Jovi, Jozua, June and Kana. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jona.

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