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Yona

Last Name
104
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yona

User Submitted Origins

Hebrew
55%
Native American
21%
English
9%
Albanian
9%
Japanese
6%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 6 people from all over the world agree the name Yona is of Hebrew / Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Dove".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Yona is of Native American origin and means "Bear".
  3. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Yona is of Albanian origin and means "It can be translated into 'ours'".
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Notable Persons Named Yona

Notable Persons Named Yona

Yona Friedman

Yona was born on June 5th, 1923 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Yona Kosashvili

Yona Kosashvili is a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster and orthopedic surgeon. Yona was born Yona Kosashvili on July 3rd, 1970 in Tbilisi.

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Yona Wallach

Yona Wallach was a poet. Yona was born on June 10th, 1944. She breathed her last breath on September 29th, 1985.

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Yona Harvey

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Yona Knight-Wisdom

Yona was born on May 12th, 1995 in Jamaica.

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Yoná Magalhães

Yoná Magalhães was an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1954 to 2013. Yoná was born on August 7th, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro. She died on October 20th, 2015.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yona

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yona

Yossi Yona

Yossi was born on June 8th, 1953 in Kiryat Ata.

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Daniel Yona

Daniel Yona is a 9th Minister of Finance. Daniel was born on May 3rd, 1941 in Tanganyika (territory).

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yona U.S.
  White 72.12% 64.26%
  African American 9.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yona

People with the last name Yona are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Yona

  • How Popular is the name Yona? Yona is the 15,077th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yona was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 597 babies born with the first name Yona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yona to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Yona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yona is Monday, June 4th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Yona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yona was in 2012 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Yona Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yona is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Yona: The name spelled backwards is Anoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ynao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yona? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Yona.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yona? Yona is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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