Jonas in the US

  1. #3,982 Sherrod
  2. #3,983 Wasson
  3. #3,984 Fang
  4. #3,985 Wild
  5. #3,986 Jonas
  6. #3,987 Carrion
  7. #3,988 Ulmer
  8. #3,989 Lovejoy
  9. #3,990 Wei
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Meaning & Origins

English, German, French, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Lithuanian, Czech, and Slovak (Jonáš), and Hungarian (Jónás): from a medieval personal name, which comes from the Hebrew male personal name Yona, meaning ‘dove’. In the book of the Bible which bears his name, Jonah was appointed by God to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh, but tried to flee instead to Tarshish. On the voyage to Tarshish, a great storm blew up, and Jonah was thrown overboard by his shipmates to appease God's wrath, swallowed by a great fish, and delivered by it on the shores of Nineveh. This story exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination in medieval Europe, and the personal name was a relatively common choice. The Hebrew name and its reflexes in other languages (for example Yiddish Yoyne) have been popular Jewish personal names for generations. There are also saints, martyrs, and bishops called Jonas venerated in the Orthodox Church. Ionas is found as a Greek family name.
3,986th in the U.S.

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Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
11,416
to be exact
14,178
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
South Dakota
has the most people named Jonas per capita

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