Yona Name Meaning & Origin

Yona

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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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From Wikipedia: The word "Yona" was used in ancient India to designate Greek speakers.

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At 27, I've generally had a very positive relationship with my name. It's somewhat unique which makes people think a bit, but it's also based on a biblical name which gives it grounding and reassures older or religious folks. The spelling is short and phonetic, making it easy for a child.

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Derived from Jonah meaning "dove", re-written to reflect how it is pronounced in Hebrew.

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