Jonas: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Jonas

The Lithuanian form of John, or the Scandinavian and Greek form of Jonah, meaning “dove.” But unlike the symbolic bird, babies are rarely harbingers of a peaceful existence. Just sayin’.

Nicknames:

Jo, Jon-ass. Totally kidding about that last one. Sort of.

Famous people named Jonas:

Football players Jonas Gray, Jonas Mouton, and Jonas Jennings; U.S. Congressmen Jonas Kendall and Jonas Sibley; actor Jonas Armstrong; and as a surname, singers The Jonas Brothers.

Fun fact:

Dr. Jonas Salk was an American physician who developed the polio vaccine.

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