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Jonah

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1883 10 0 10
1884 11 0 11
1885 16 0 16
1887 11 0 11
1888 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1890 9 0 9
1891 8 0 8
1892 8 0 8
1893 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1896 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1898 8 0 8
1899 7 0 7
1900 11 0 11
1902 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1905 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1907 10 0 10
1908 17 0 17
1909 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1911 18 0 18
1912 15 0 15
1913 18 0 18
1914 19 0 19
1915 33 0 33
1916 32 0 32
1917 25 0 25
1918 31 0 31
1919 25 0 25
1920 47 0 47
1921 33 0 33
1922 44 0 44
1923 32 0 32
1924 33 0 33
1925 33 0 33
1926 21 0 21
1927 29 0 29
1928 30 0 30
1929 27 0 27
1930 19 0 19
1931 17 0 17
1932 23 0 23
1933 24 0 24
1934 36 0 36
1935 27 0 27
1936 33 0 33
1937 24 0 24
1938 18 0 18
1939 31 0 31
1940 29 0 29
1941 26 0 26
1942 25 0 25
1943 31 0 31
1944 20 0 20
1945 30 0 30
1946 26 0 26
1947 19 0 19
1948 26 0 26
1949 17 0 17
1950 22 0 22
1951 36 0 36
1952 37 0 37
1953 33 0 33
1954 20 0 20
1955 43 0 43
1956 32 0 32
1957 28 0 28
1958 24 0 24
1959 22 0 22
1960 28 0 28
1961 21 0 21
1962 33 0 33
1963 25 0 25
1964 35 5 30
1965 33 0 33
1966 20 0 20
1967 30 0 30
1968 39 0 39
1969 44 0 44
1970 70 0 70
1971 161 0 161
1972 154 0 154
1973 130 0 130
1974 152 0 152
1975 132 0 132
1976 189 5 184
1977 233 7 226
1978 168 0 168
1979 401 10 391
1980 402 8 394
1981 391 7 384
1982 296 9 287
1983 260 0 260
1984 276 7 269
1985 276 9 267
1986 240 6 234
1987 290 0 290
1988 243 0 243
1989 266 6 260
1990 246 7 239
1991 252 6 246
1992 235 11 224
1993 459 10 449
1994 1,189 11 1,178
1995 1,382 12 1,370
1996 1,582 14 1,568
1997 1,640 20 1,620
1998 1,482 17 1,465
1999 1,728 18 1,710
2000 1,851 18 1,833
2001 1,997 15 1,982
2002 2,332 20 2,312
2003 2,446 15 2,431
2004 2,314 19 2,295
2005 2,238 17 2,221
2006 2,430 21 2,409
2007 2,535 26 2,509
2008 2,993 17 2,976
2009 2,731 16 2,715
2010 2,794 23 2,771
2011 2,886 23 2,863
2012 2,960 17 2,943
2013 2,907 18 2,889
2014 2,930 26 2,904
2015 2,906 24 2,882

Want to know about the popularity of the Jonah baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,047 babies born with the name Jonah in the United States. That's more than enough Jonahs to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2,976 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jonahs)

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jonah" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 2,993 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jonah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jonah as well as things modernly associated with the name Jonah such as celebrities named Jonah.

Origin and Meaning of Jonah

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

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Jonah

Jonah Crab
Jonah Hex
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Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Your name in reverse order is "Hanoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anjoh". 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.

Past life for Jonah born Feb 12, 1993

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 Spain approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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