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55k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jonah

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: A Dove
  • #900 All Time
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How popular is the name "Jonah" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1880808
1881505
1882505
188310010
188411011
188516016
188711011
1888606
1889707
1890909
1891808
1892808
1893707
1895707
1896505
1897606
1898808
1899707
190011011
1902606
1903505
1904505
1905707
1906505
190710010
190817017
1909505
1910606
191118018
191215015
191318018
191419019
191533033
191632032
191725025
191831031
191925025
192047047
192133033
192244044
192332032
192433033
192533033
192621021
192729029
192830030
192927027
193019019
193117017
193223023
193324024
193436036
193527027
193633033
193724024
193818018
193931031
194029029
194126026
194225025
194331031
194420020
194530030
194626026
194719019
194826026
194917017
195022022
195136036
195237037
195333033
195420020
195543043
195632032
195728028
195824024
195922022
196028028
196121021
196233033
196325025
196435530
196533033
196620020
196730030
196839039
196944044
197070070
19711610161
19721540154
19731300130
19741520152
19751320132
19761895184
19772337226
19781680168
197940110391
19804028394
19813917384
19822969287
19832600260
19842767269
19852769267
19862406234
19872900290
19882430243
19892666260
19902467239
19912526246
199223511224
199345910449
19941,188101,178
19951,382121,370
19961,582141,568
19971,640201,620
19981,482171,465
19991,727181,709
20001,851181,833
20011,997151,982
20022,332202,312
20032,445152,430
20042,314192,295
20052,238172,221
20062,430212,409
20072,535262,509
20082,992172,975
20092,731162,715
20102,794232,771
20112,883232,860
20122,959172,942
20132,901182,883
20142,904262,878

Want to know about the populiarty of Jonah? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55,101 babies born with the name Jonah in the United States. That's more than enough Jonahs to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jonah" was in 2008 with a total of 2,975 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jonahs)

According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jonah" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 25 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2007. Across the entire United States a total of 2,535 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Jonah" mean?

Jonah (Hebrew): A Dove

The name "Jonah" is of Hebrew origin and it means "A Dove". It's a name commonly given to boys.

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

Your name in reverse order is "Hanoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Najoh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Jonah popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jonah in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jonah

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill is an actor, filmmaker, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jonah was born in 1983 as Jonah Hill Feldstein in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jonah Bobo

Jonah Bobo is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jonah was born in 1997 in Roosevelt Island, New York, U.S.

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Jonah Meyerson

Jonah Meyerson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jonah was born in 1991 in New York City, New York.

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Past life for Jonah born Oct 22, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Jonah

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