Jones name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jones mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Jones

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Kentucky, U.S. says the name Jones means "A gift from God ; Foreigner from a Strange Land. Welsh Celtic origin as well" and is of Gaelic origin.
  2. A submission from Missouri, U.S. says the name Jones means "Gift of god".
  3. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Jones is of Fiction origin and means "dragon rider".
  4. A submission from Indiana, U.S. says the name Jones means "Son of John" and is of Gaelic origin.
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English phonetician (1881-1967)
  2. One of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)
  3. American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
  4. United States golfer (1902-1971)
  5. United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
  6. United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname​ derived from the given name John.

Jones was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and French

Notable Persons Named Jones

Notable Persons Named Jones

Jones Morgan

His military service ended in 1900. Jones was born on October 23rd, 1882 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He died on August 29th, 1993.

Jones Very

Jones was born on August 28th, 1813 in Salem, Massachusetts. He left this life on May 8th, 1880.

Jones Angell

Jones was born in 1979 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Jones Mitchell Withers

His military service ended in 1835. Jones was born on January 12th, 1814 in Madison County, Alabama. He passed away on March 13th, 1890.

Jones Peter Rees

Jones was born in 1843. He died in 1905.

Jones Carioca

Jones Carioca is a soccer player for the Giresunspor, Bonsucesso Futebol Clube, Esporte Clube Noroeste, Deportivo Maldonado, America Football Club (RJ), Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube, Esporte Clube Bahia, and Clube Náutico Capibaribe. Jones was born on October 14th, 1988 in Caratinga.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jones

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jones

David Bowie

David Bowie was a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He holds the title Ziggy Stardust" and Heroes". His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 2016. David was given the name David Robert Jones on January 8th, 1947 in Brixton, London, England. He died on January 10th, 2016.

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones is an actress. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Felicity was given the name Felicity Rose Hadley Jones on October 17th, 1983 in Bournville.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones is an actress and writer. She has been prominent since 1997. Rashida was given the name Rashida Leah Jones by her parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton on February 25th, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones is a radio personality, film producer, and radio host. Alex was given the name Alexander Emerick Jones on February 11th, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Catherine was given the name Catherine Zeta Jones on September 25th, 1969 in Swansea, Wales, UK.

Jon Jones

Jon was born on July 19th, 1987 in Rochester, New York, United States. Jon is also known as Bones.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jones U.S.
  White 55.19% 64.26%
  African American 38.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jones

People with the last name Jones are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jones

  • What name lists does Jones rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jones? Jones is the 4,604th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jones was the 5th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jones have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,848 babies born with the first name Jones in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jones to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jones? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Jones first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jones is Wednesday, January 6th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Jones born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jones was in 2019 with a total of 170 babies.
  • Random Jones Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jones is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Alabama have the same name in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Jones: The name spelled backwards is Senoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sjneo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jones? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,425,470 people with the last name Jones.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jones? Jones was ranked as the 5th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Jones name meaning

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