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Jonah Name Meaning and Origin

Jonah Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Dove, peaceful, calm

Name Origin


Jonah is a Hebrew name meaning 'dove'. In the Bible, Jonah was a prophet who was swallowed by a whale and later emerged unharmed. The name is associated with peace, calmness, and spirituality.

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Jonah Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jonah is easy to pronounce, with a smooth flow of sounds making it pleasant to the ears.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in Jonah create a rhythmic and balanced sound, making it melodious and easy to say.

Famous People Named Jonah

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Known for his roles in 'Superbad', 'Moneyball', and 'The Wolf of Wall Street', he has received multiple award nominations for his performances.

● Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player regarded as one of the sport's greatest players. He became known for his speed and power on the field, setting numerous records during his career.

● Jonah Bobo

Jonah Bobo is an American actor known for his roles in films like 'Zathura' and 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'. He started his acting career at a young age and gained recognition for his talent.

Jonah Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Jonah

Jonah is generally associated with positive attributes like peace and spirituality. However, some may associate it with the biblical story of Jonah and the whale, which could be seen as a negative or cautionary tale.

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