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What does Jonas mean?

Jonas \j(o)-nas\ as a boys' name. Jonas' name origin is Hebrew, and Jonas means "dove". Jonas is a variant of Jonah (Hebrew). See also Yonas.


Jonas has 1 related variation via Jonah: Jonasco.


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)

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 1000 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 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 2008 (usage of 0.795%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.681%, down 14.3%). Jonah (#138) and Jonas (#500) are two of the more chic birth names here, and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for both names. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Jonas and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jonah, Jonas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jonas is pronounced similarly to Janos and Janus. Other recommended similar baby names are Janak, Jens, Jona and Jones. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jonas.