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What does Jona mean?

Jona \j(o)-na\ 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 of John (Hebrew).


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.


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. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jona and related names. Ean (#997 the previous year), Hans, Ian (#77), Jack (#41), Jan, Jean, Jens, Johan (#579), Johann, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny (#299), Jon (#675), Jonnie, Jovan, Juan (#98), Juwan and Zane (#224) are the popular variation forms of Jona (#unlisted). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4184%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3149%, down 24.7%), with forms like Ean, Jean, Johnny, Jon and Jovan falling out of fashion. Ian (#77), Johan (#579) and Zane (#224) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jan, Jean, Johan, Johann, John, Johnie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnnie, Johnny, 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 Janna, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Jonah and Jonny. Other suggested similar baby names are Jonas, Jonn and June. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jona.