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What does Jones mean?

Jones /jo-nes/ [1 syll.] 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.

Kreatif forms: Johnnes, Jornes, Juannes. [more]

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)

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.

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. Forms like Jocko are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3246%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2284%, down 29.6%), with forms like Jon, Jovan, Johnny, Hans and Jan becoming somewhat dated. Zane (#224) and Johan (#579) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Jones and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jones, Hans, Jan, Johan, John in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johnie, Johnny, 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 similar baby names are James, Janesh, Janus and Jonas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jones.