Jonas Name Meaning & Origin

Jonas

Pronunciation: JOH-nəs (key)

Origin of the name Jonah:

Derived from the Hebrew yōnāh (dove). The name was borne by a Hebrew prophet famous for being thrown overboard in a storm and being swallowed by a great fish for disobeying God. He was deposited unharmed upon the shore three days later. His personal history is recounted in the Old Testament book of Jonah.

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Comments and insights on the name Jonas: | Edit

No one will care about the Jonas Brothers in a few years, so I'm using the name anyway!

It's currently an untenable naming option thanks to the insufferable boy band The Jonas Brothers

Jason, Jonas and Sonja are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Jonas: | Edit

I'm naming my child Jonas after the main character in the book The giver.
The Giver is an AMAZING book! Nice choice ^

Nicknames for Jonas: | Edit

Jonukas (Lithuanian), Joe

We call my Jonas "Jones" a lot.

Meanings and history of the name Jonas: | Edit

Jonas is John in Lithuanian. Jonas means "gift from God' ; and also 'dove'

Famous real-life people named Jonas: | Edit

Jonas Salk, American physician best known for creating the vaccine that ended the polio epidemic
Jonas Hofmann,German footballer
Jonas Altberg, Swedish musician
Jonas Jonasson, Swedish journalist and award-winning author
Jonas Berggren, Swedish musician (member of Ace of Base)

Jonas in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jonas is the hero of Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning children's book The Giver.
"My Name is Jonas", song by Weezer
Jonas is the name of one of the main charactors on the TV show 'The Unit'
Jonas is the name of a character/warewolf in the move 'Skinwalkers'
Jonas Grumby, the real name of the Skipper on the TV show "Gilligan's Island"
Jonas Quinn, an archeologist from another planet in the sci-fi tv series, "Star Gate SG1".
Jonas Greymalkin from the X-Men books

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