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A soft-sounding, gentle, peaceful name.
-- josara  2/13/2005
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
Jonah Baldwin was the name of the little boy in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle."
-- sharonus  2/3/2006
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
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
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
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
Personally, I don't like how this name sounds.
-- applemilk  8/29/2007
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
I prefer the version 'Jona,' pronounced like at the beginning of Jonathan.
-- rhineland  2/11/2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I love this name, it's soft but masculine. Also a very cute meaning.
-- Chrila96  10/30/2010
A very fresh, airy, pleasant name, but it still has a nice edge of masculinity. I like it a lot.
-- Evantastic  8/2/2011
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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