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What does Jones mean?

Jones Pronunciation of Jones as a boys' name. Surname derived from John.




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, Zane

(male) Jines, ..

(female) Jole, ..

Jones Lance (J.L.), ..

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 #1182. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

John (#27 FROM RECENT DATA), Zane (#200), Johnny (#354), Johan (#579), Jon (#754), Hans (#1446), Jovan (#1628), Jan (#1844), Hannes, Jens, Joao, Jock, Johannes, Johnie and Jonnie are the prominent related forms of Jones (#1182) 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 (#1375, 91.1%). 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

Jones is pronounced similarly to Jens and Joannes. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adones, Ennes, Ines, Innes, Jabes, James, Janek, Janesh, Janos, Janus, Jiles, Jobe, Joben, Jodey, Joe, Joed, Joel, Joey, Joiner, Jomei, Jon, Jona, 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.