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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yonah

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Brazil says the name Yonah is of Hebrew origin and means "Dove".
  2. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Yonah is of Native American origin and means "Bear".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Yonah

Notable Persons Named Yonah

Yonah Martin

Yonah Martin is a Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator from British Columbia, and SenatorfromBritish Columbia. Yonah was born on April 11th, 1965 in Seoul.

Yonah Gerondi

He left this life in 1263.

Yonah Alexander


Fun Facts about the name Yonah

  • How Popular is the name Yonah? Yonah is the 13,619th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yonah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 701 babies born with the first name Yonah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yonah to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yonah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yonah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yonah is Monday, August 3rd, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Yonah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yonah was in 2009 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Yonah Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yonah is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 12 babies in New York have the same name in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Yonah: The name spelled backwards is Hanoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yonha. How do you pronounce that?
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