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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #900 most popular

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 jubilant, the upbeat you!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for able, for you surely are.

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

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

How popular is the name "Jonah" in the U.S.?


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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jonah" is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of only 290 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 new england region? 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 their career being from 2 to present. Jonah was born in 1983 as Jonah Hill Feldstein in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Jonah Bobo

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


Jonah Meyerson

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


Past life for Jonah born Jul 24, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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