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What does Jones mean?

Jones /jo-nes/ as a boys' name. Surname derived from John.

Associated with: surname.


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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jines, Junes, ..

(female) Jonesi, Jonesse, ..

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)


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

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jones for boys. Jones reached its top position of #676 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1450. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

John (#26 from recent data), Zane (#224), Johnny (#299), Johan (#579), Jon (#675), Jovan (#1122), Hans (#1315), Jan (#1787), Jonnie, Johannes, Jens, Joao, Jock, Hannes and Johnie are the prominent related forms of Jones (#1450 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 (#1342, 90.6%). John has been the recurring favorite, although Johan seems to be getting popular too, while forms like Jon are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jones, Hans, Jan, Jens, Joao in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jock, Johan, John, Johnie, Johnny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jon, Jonnie, Jovan, Zane in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.