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What does Jonas mean?

Jonas Pronunciation of Jonas [jonas] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and Jonas means "dove". Jonas is a variant form of Jonah (Hebrew). See also Yonas.


1 relation via Jonah: Jonasco.

Creative forms:
(male) Janas, Jornas, ..

(female) Joma, Josa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jonas Asa (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jonas?

Jonas is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#816 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#3800 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jonas reached its apex rank of #274 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is at #429 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jonas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jonas outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jonah (#143 the previous year) is the only other popular alternative form of Jonas (#429 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Jonas was widespread among parents in the year 2008 (usage of 0.2%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.2%, 8.9%). Jonah is the most chic birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jonas, Jonah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jonas, Jonah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jonas is pronounced similarly to Janos, Janus, Janusz and Junius. Other recommended names are Boas, Colas, Janak, Janan, Jens, Joab, Joao, Joash, Johan, Johar, Jomal, Jomar, Jon, Jona, Jones, Jonn, Jonny, Jontae, Jonte, Joos, Joram, Joran, Joris, Josias, Joss, Jovan, Judas, Rodas, Tomas and Zenas. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jonas.

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