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What does Jonas mean?

Jonas /jo-nas/ as a boys' name. Jonas' name origin is Hebrew, and Jonas means "dove". Jonas is a variant form of Jonah (Hebrew) with the suffix -s. See also Yonas.


Jonas has 1 relation via Jonah: Jonasco.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jornas, Junas, ..

(female) Jonassa, Jonassie, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jonas for boys. Jonas reached its apex rank of #274 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is at #500 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Jonah (#138 the previous year) is the only other popular alternative form of Jonas (#500 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 is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2%, 13%). 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.