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Meaning and name origin

Jona \j(o)-na\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jona), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jona is "God is gracious". Jona is a variant of John (Hebrew); biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ.


Jona has 4 variant forms: Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jonnie.


Jona is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jona and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Johnny (#299), Jonnie, Johnnie and Johnie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jonnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John, Johnny outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jona is also pronounced similarly to Janna, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Jonah and Jonny. Other suggested similar baby names are Jan, Johan, Johnn, Jon, Jonas, Jonn and June. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jona.