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You will have to grow accustomed to correcting people who hear or think the name is Joe, Jon, Jonas, Joseph, or Noah. I love the name though.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2018
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I think that the name Jonah is amazing.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2018
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Very good name.
Malevinmelvin  12/30/2017
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The Chinese equivalent of the name Jonah is "约拿" in simplified characters and "約拿" in traditional. Both have the Pinyin pronunciation of "yuē ná". Please add this to the list of related names in other languages.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2016
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A superb, fine and great masculine name. :-)
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
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The English name came as many from a mistake. The Bible was first printed in Germany. When it was translated into English the name remained in the german form. So Jonah Should have been translated Iona since J is pronounced as I in german and h is silent.
Ps: usually the simplest solution is the correct one;
nightcrawlercyp  5/22/2013
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A very fresh, airy, pleasant name, but it still has a nice edge of masculinity. I like it a lot.
Evantastic  8/2/2011
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I love this name, it's soft but masculine. Also a very cute meaning.
Chrila96  10/30/2010
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I think this name sounds and looks more feminine than masculine. I know that as far as Christians are concerned, it's traditionally a boy's name, but I personally place it right up there with Meredith as sounding more appropriate for a girl (hey, I live in North America; give me a break). Both the -ah ending and the meaning make it sound feminine to me. I suppose I could compromise and use Yonah on a girl instead of Jonah. But I really like that J. For a boy, I'd use Javan. It means the same thing as Jonah, but it sounds a little more masculine (although it could also work on a girl).
Atarah Derek  1/3/2010
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This is my son's name. We call him Jo or Jojo for short. We picked it because the Bible story is meaningful to us, and makes it known, but it's still not too common. He's always the only one in his class with it, but nobody has trouble pronouncing it.
LahjaPie  9/8/2009
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In the New Testament, the Greek form of Jonah was Jonas.

In Greek, Jonas is as follows Ιωνας

Simon Peter's father's name was Jonah or Jonas.
Deborah Reyes  7/30/2009
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I like this name. It's really sweet for a little boy, it works for a teenager, and it doesn't sound stupid on an elderly man. You can't go wrong with a Bible name like Jonah.
Makenna14  5/9/2009
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In the book Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Jonah Griggs is a main character and the love interest of the narrator.
eguo0124  2/28/2009
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I quite like the name Jonah. It's very cute. I wouldn't name my son Jonah probably, but I AM using this name in a fan fiction story I'm writing. I thought the character needed a biblical name.
DorktasticKelly  11/19/2008
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I like it. Really like it. The guy in the bible is a great reason to call him that, and I'm not religious. Talk about how you can change!
cheeseface  6/18/2008
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I never did like the sound of this name, but the dorky Jonah Goldberg has really made me hate it.
slight night shiver  4/25/2008
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I like this name alot, if you wanted to, you could even call your son Jon for short if he doesn't like the name Jonah! But I like Jonah and I might use it if I ever have another kid. But only for a boy.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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I prefer the version 'Jona,' pronounced like at the beginning of Jonathan.
rhineland  2/11/2008
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I love this name. Right now it is my favorite name for a boy. Love its meaning and think it's a very cute name!
― Anonymous User  10/12/2007
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Personally, I don't like how this name sounds.
applemilk  8/29/2007
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In Israel Yonah is a both f and m name, amoung Sepharadim it's usually girls name and amoung Ashkenazi it's boys.
lizka  6/26/2007
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I like the name Jonah, it is very pretty. But, I wouldn't name my son this, or my daughter. Maybe it is a little too pretty.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2007
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I know a girl called Jonah. It doesn't just sound like a boy's name but it looks like a boy's name as well I think beause of the h or the jon? Not too sure.
lacey24  1/31/2007
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I just love the name Jonah. It is a strong yet gentle masculine name. One you can grow up with.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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Jonah Baldwin was the name of the little boy in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle."
sharonus  2/3/2006
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A famous bearer of this great name is in my opinion the greatest sportsman of all time, Jonah Lomu, a former rugby player with the All Blacks but is now retired because of a bad kidney. Great name, even better player.
doreenrugby  8/10/2005
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A soft-sounding, gentle, peaceful name.
josara  2/13/2005

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