What does Jonah mean?
Also means "peace" as the dove is a symbol of peace. Biblical: because Jonah was on board a ship when God caused it to sink, sailors have traditionally used the name to personify someone who brings bad luck. Medical pioneer Jonas Salk.
How popular is Jonah?
Jonah is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#980 out of 1220, Top 80%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#80502 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Jonah for boys. Jonah reached its highest rank of #128 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #138 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jonah and affiliated names. The only other prominent variation form of Jonah (#138 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000 is Jonas (#500 2 years ago). Adoption of these relations of Jonah was widespread among parents in 2008 (average #205) and is somewhat less today (#319, down 14.3%). Jonah has been the most recognizable form, although Jonas appears to be gaining favor too. (2014 Birth Statistics)