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Jonah Name Popularity

How popular is the name Jonah? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 1,291 5 0.0007%
1915 997 14 0.0015%
1916 977 14 0.0014%
1917 1,231 7 0.0007%
1918 1,319 6 0.0006%
1919 0 0%
1920 989 19 0.0017%
1921 1,263 9 0.0008%
1922 1,100 14 0.0013%
1923 0 0%
1924 1,263 10 0.0009%
1925 1,450 6 0.0005%
1926 1,419 6 0.0005%
1927 1,164 12 0.0011%
1928 0 0%
1929 1,152 11 0.0011%
1930 0 0%
1931 1,382 6 0.0006%
1932 0 0%
1933 1,251 6 0.0006%
1934 1,441 5 0.0005%
1935 0 0%
1936 1,418 5 0.0005%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 1,304 6 0.0006%
1941 0 0%
1942 1,482 5 0.0004%
1943 1,029 14 0.0011%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,373 5 0.0003%
1947 1,373 6 0.0004%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 1,290 7 0.0004%
1952 1,296 8 0.0005%
1953 1,153 12 0.0007%
1954 0 0%
1955 1,097 16 0.0009%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 1,547 5 0.0003%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,559 5 0.0003%
1965 1,282 9 0.0006%
1966 0 0%
1967 1,406 6 0.0004%
1968 1,302 10 0.0007%
1969 1,109 17 0.0011%
1970 996 29 0.0018%
1971 688 96 0.0064%
1972 691 90 0.0066%
1973 738 72 0.0056%
1974 694 90 0.0069%
1975 748 73 0.0057%
1976 632 119 0.0092%
1977 573 165 0.0122%
1978 728 89 0.0066%
1979 400 359 0.0255%
1980 430 324 0.0222%
1981 422 345 0.0235%
1982 510 232 0.0155%
1983 521 209 0.0142%
1984 539 208 0.014%
1985 528 226 0.0149%
1986 591 179 0.0119%
1987 551 225 0.0147%
1988 629 176 0.0113%
1989 610 214 0.0133%
1990 675 178 0.0107%
1991 659 188 0.0115%
1992 700 170 0.0107%
1993 464 415 0.0266%
1994 245 1,164 0.0758%
1995 215 1,355 0.0899%
1996 196 1,560 0.1042%
1997 196 1,605 0.1085%
1998 216 1,454 0.0971%
1999 197 1,697 0.1133%
2000 192 1,819 0.1191%
2001 186 1,974 0.131%
2002 166 2,302 0.1536%
2003 164 2,431 0.1598%
2004 177 2,290 0.1502%
2005 183 2,210 0.1445%
2006 170 2,401 0.1533%
2007 164 2,505 0.1588%
2008 136 2,969 0.1921%
2009 147 2,712 0.1814%
2010 143 2,773 0.1924%
2011 143 2,857 0.2005%
2012 128 2,948 0.2069%
2013 132 2,891 0.2031%
2014 138 2,895 0.1987%
2015 143 2,897 0.1991%
2016 150 2,756 0.1912%
2017 154 2,494 0.1787%
2018 145 2,692 0.1959%
2019 141 2,653 0.196%

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What names are variants of Jonah?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Jonah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jonas

Dove

Hebrew

Jonasco

Dove

Hebrew


What names sound like Jonah?

If you like how Jonah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Jonah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jon

French

Jona

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jonn

English

Jonny

English


Lists With Jonah

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Jonah.


Siblings of Jonah

Mamas with kids named Jonah also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ezra

Help

Hebrew

Nicolas

Victory of the people

Greek

Avalyn

Beautiful Bird

English

Zachariah

The Lord recalled

Hebrew

Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

11 Comments

  1. He was born early- very early. But God protected him just like he protected Jonah if the Bible!!

  2. I have twins one named jonah and one named jayden

  3. Loved this name as it wasn’t a popular name but still common and not unheard of.

  4. I chose jonah because its out of the bible & i wanted him to have a biblical name

  5. Jonah is the little boys name is Sleepless in Seattle and I’ve always loved it. After having 6 boy names picked and a looooong labor, my hubby told me to pick. Jonah Austin (Austin is my husbands grandpa’s name) is the name and fits our extremely happy and chill babe??

  6. We liked Jonah as a girl name for something a little different. And, my after my aunt who was called JoJo.

  7. We like Hebrew boys names and this one goes well with the other sibling names.

  8. We paired it with a family name so it’s Jonah Ryan.
    We felt like the name was a strong named that reminded us of strength. That is what it took to get through this very tough pregnancy and what it took for baby Jonah to come into the world during a home birth!

  9. We love the soft sound and the book of Jonah from the Bible.

  10. Honestly we spent days reading off of names and finally found love with that one

  11. First name was a name of a great man in the Bible. And the meaning was something to be sought after. Jonah means peacemaker and he is truly a peacemaker even at 4 years old! His middle name is after his father. An amazing God fearing man. Also, the meaning is strong and godly.


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