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Meaning and Name Origin

Jones \j(o)-nes\ as a boys' name. Surname derived from John.


Jones has 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.


Jones is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jones for boys. Jones reached its top position of #670 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jones name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Jones and affiliated names. John (#26 last year), Zane (#224), Johnny (#299), Johan (#579), Jon (#675), Jonnie, Jovan, Johnie, Jan, Jens, Johannes, Hannes and Hans are the prominent related forms of Jones rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 and is somewhat lower today, with forms like Jon, Jovan, Johnny, Jan and Jones becoming somewhat dated. Zane (#224) and Johan (#579) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hans, Jan, Johan, John, Johnie, Johnny, Jon, Jones, Jonnie, Jovan, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Jens, Johan, Johannes, John, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are James, Janesh, Janus and Jonas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jones.