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Jonas

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23k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jonas

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

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  1. A male given name of Biblical derivation; the New Testament Greek form of Jonah.

Jonas was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, French, German, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Jonas

Jonas Salk was a in the fields of virology, epidemiology, and medical research. Jonas was given the name Jonas Edward Salk on October 28th, 1914 in New York City. He passed away on June 23rd, 1995.

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Basshunter is a eurodance, techno, trance music, electronic dance music, electro (music), and pop music singer-songwriter, record producer, and disc jockey. He plays Vocals, synthesizers, vocoder, sequencer, FL Studio, Synthesizer, and Music sequencer. He was most active from 2001 to present. Basshunter was given the name Jonas Erik Altberg on December 22nd, 1984 in Halmstad.

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Jonas Hector is a soccer player for the FC Köln, SV Auersmacher, and Germany national football team. Jonas was born on May 27th, 1990 in Saarbrücken.

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Jonas is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Guarani FC, Santos FC, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Associação Portuguesa de Desportos, Valencia CF, and Brazil national football team. Jonas was born on April 1st, 1984 in Bebedouro, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Jonas Valančiūnas is a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors, Vilnius Perlas, and BC Lietuvos rytas in the National Basketball Association. They have had major accomplishments since 2008. Jonas was born on May 6th, 1992 in Utena, Lithuania.

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Jonas Armstrong is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2003. Jonas was given the name William Jonas Armstrong on January 1st, 1981 in Dublin.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jonas

Nick Jonas is a pop music musician. He plays Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster, and Gibson ES-335. He has been prominent since 2000. Nick was given the name Nicholas Jerry Jonas on September 16th, 1992 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Nick is also known as Nick Jonas.

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Joe Jonas is a pop music, pop rock, and contemporary r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Joe was given the name Joseph Adam Jonas on August 15th, 1989 in Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S. Joe is also known as Joseph Jonas and DJ Danger.

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Kevin Jonas is an actor, musician, director, contractor, and television director. Kevin was given the name Paul Kevin Jonas II on November 5th, 1987 in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.

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Jonas is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Guarani FC, Santos FC, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Associação Portuguesa de Desportos, Valencia CF, and Brazil national football team. Jonas was born on April 1st, 1984 in Bebedouro, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Frankie Jonas is an actor and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Frankie was given the name Franklin Nathaniel Jonas on September 28th, 2000 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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Hans Jonas was a philosopher. Hans was born on May 10th, 1903 in Mönchengladbach. He died on February 5th, 1993.

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How popular is the baby name Jonas in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 0 28
1881 25 0 25
1882 26 0 26
1883 22 0 22
1884 35 0 35
1885 23 0 23
1886 20 0 20
1887 24 0 24
1888 30 0 30
1889 25 0 25
1890 22 0 22
1891 18 0 18
1892 24 0 24
1893 26 0 26
1894 13 0 13
1895 26 0 26
1896 21 0 21
1897 19 0 19
1898 18 0 18
1899 9 0 9
1900 31 0 31
1901 17 0 17
1902 27 0 27
1903 26 0 26
1904 22 0 22
1905 19 0 19
1906 18 0 18
1907 29 0 29
1908 30 0 30
1909 19 0 19
1910 18 0 18
1911 31 0 31
1912 50 0 50
1913 51 0 51
1914 60 0 60
1915 81 0 81
1916 84 0 84
1917 73 0 73
1918 95 0 95
1919 91 0 91
1920 84 0 84
1921 73 0 73
1922 78 0 78
1923 63 0 63
1924 70 0 70
1925 70 0 70
1926 97 0 97
1927 70 0 70
1928 70 0 70
1929 69 0 69
1930 77 0 77
1931 57 0 57
1932 64 0 64
1933 50 0 50
1934 66 0 66
1935 51 0 51
1936 52 0 52
1937 45 0 45
1938 49 0 49
1939 52 0 52
1940 52 0 52
1941 55 0 55
1942 53 0 53
1943 51 0 51
1944 62 0 62
1945 45 0 45
1946 54 0 54
1947 67 0 67
1948 70 0 70
1949 60 0 60
1950 64 0 64
1951 66 0 66
1952 58 0 58
1953 65 0 65
1954 58 0 58
1955 59 0 59
1956 77 0 77
1957 60 0 60
1958 53 0 53
1959 63 0 63
1960 69 0 69
1961 43 0 43
1962 62 0 62
1963 68 0 68
1964 89 0 89
1965 88 0 88
1966 79 0 79
1967 68 0 68
1968 58 0 58
1969 137 0 137
1970 195 0 195
1971 229 0 229
1972 166 0 166
1973 183 0 183
1974 163 0 163
1975 169 0 169
1976 200 7 193
1977 185 0 185
1978 176 0 176
1979 212 0 212
1980 341 0 341
1981 336 8 328
1982 292 8 284
1983 276 0 276
1984 222 0 222
1985 195 0 195
1986 177 0 177
1987 203 0 203
1988 175 0 175
1989 164 0 164
1990 178 0 178
1991 162 0 162
1992 151 0 151
1993 182 0 182
1994 233 0 233
1995 255 0 255
1996 329 0 329
1997 356 0 356
1998 410 0 410
1999 424 0 424
2000 434 0 434
2001 439 0 439
2002 571 0 571
2003 542 0 542
2004 573 5 568
2005 754 0 754
2006 855 0 855
2007 971 0 971
2008 1,253 0 1,253
2009 810 0 810
2010 589 0 589
2011 535 0 535
2012 582 0 582
2013 568 0 568
2014 562 0 562
2015 713 0 713
2016 816 0 816

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Popularity of Jonas as a first name

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Popularity of Jonas as a last name

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Common last names for Jonas

  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Yoder
  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Green
  • Moore
  • Carter

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jonas U.S.
  White 82.06% 64.26%
  African American 11.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jonas

People with the last name Jonas are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jonas

  • How Popular is the name Jonas? Jonas is the 1,553rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jonas was the 3,937th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jonas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,092 babies born with the first name Jonas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jonas to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jonas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Jonas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jonas is Friday, December 22nd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Jonas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jonas was in 2008 with a total of 1,253 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jonas!
  • Random Jonas Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jonas is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Jonas: Your name in reverse order is Sanoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jnoas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jonas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,043 people with the last name Jonas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jonas? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Jonas as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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