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Meaning and name origin
Jonah \j(o)-nah\ as a boy's name is pronounced JOE-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jonah is "dove". 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.
Jonah is a somewhat popular first name for males (#980 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#83261 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jonah for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jonah and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jonah and Jonas. (2015 statistics).
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