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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 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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny and Jonnie. (2015 statistics).
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.
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