What does Jones mean?
Associated with: surname.
26 alternative forms via John: Hannes, Hans▼, Ioannes, Jan▼, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jens, Joannes, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johan▲, Johannes, Johnie▼, Johnn, Johnny▼, Johon, Jon▼, Jona, Jonnie, Jovan, Vanek and Zane▲.Creative forms:
(male) Jines, Junes, ..
(female) Jonesa, .. Middle name pairings:
Jones Charlie (J.C.), ..
How popular is Jones?
Jones is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jones reached its top position of #676 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1532. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. John (#26 from recent data), Zane (#233), Johnny (#310), Johan (#553), Jon (#737), Jovan (#1154), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), Jonnie, Johannes, Jens, Joao, Jock, Hannes and Johnie are the prominent related forms of Jones (#1532 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Janos, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Jones was widespread in the 1880s (median #1431) and is now significantly reduced (#1352, ▼90.8%). John has been the recurring favorite, although Johan seems to be getting popular too, while forms like Jon are now less common.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adones, Ennes, Ines, Innes, Jabes, James▼, Janesh, Janus, Jiles, Jobe, Joben, Jodey, Joe▼, Joed, Joel, Joey▼, Joiner, Jomei, Jonah▲, Jonas, Jonn, Jonny, Jonte, Jontez, Joos, Jorel, Joren, Jorey, Joris, Jose, Josef, Josep, Joss, Jove, Joyner, Jozef, Jules▼, June, Jyles, Montes, Moses▼, Mozes and Stones. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jones.