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Jonas is the name of the main character in Lois Lowry's "The Giver." It's a strong, intelligent, and not-to-common moniker.
-- tmarie  4/12/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Jonas here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Jonas Salk was a famous bearer. He discovered the cure or vaccine rather for polio in 1955.
-- thetangeinenymph  12/1/2006
Jonas Armstrong plays Robin Hood in the current BBC series :)
-- Surreal  12/23/2006
Pronounced as "Yaw-NAHS".
-- Karcoolka  6/10/2007
Jonas is also Czech and Slovak form.
-- Karcoolka  6/20/2007
My friends who just had a baby named their son Jonas. It is also the Greek form of John.
-- Anonymous User  9/17/2007
Jonas is also the Czech form.
-- Maggie_Simpson  9/24/2007
Jonas is also nickname for Jonat(h)an.
-- Maggie_Simpson  11/10/2007
Singer Sidónia Tobiášová has a son Jonas, born 2003.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/14/2007
Jonas is also the Portuguese form of Jonah.
-- samarinezz  3/25/2008
Most popular name in Norway. Can't help wonder if this is because of our foreign minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.
-- neurolempicka  9/19/2008
Also used in the Netherlands. [noted -ed]
-- renee06  12/19/2008
Reminds me of the Jonas Brothers- a dreadfully horrible band.
-- Kerules  6/14/2009
Jonas is the Greek form of Jonah which is used in the New Testament.

The Hebrew form for Jonah is as follows וֹנָה

Jonas - or Jonah - was the name of the father of Jesus' disciple, Simon Peter.
-- Deborah Reyes  7/30/2009
I don't care for this name. It makes me think of the hideous Jonas Brothers.
-- bananarama  8/19/2009
Despite the Jonas brothers association, I still like this name a lot. The Jonas brothers aren't even famous anymore, so I doubt teasing would be a big problem for a child named Jonas born this year. It's a very masculine and strong name, wayyyy better than the ugly and childish name Jonah.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2013
"Jonas" is the first title in the Beautiful Dead series by author Eden Maguire.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2013
Jonas Grumby was the Skipper's real name in the classic 60's TV show Gilligan's Island.
-- MisterDean  3/2/2014
Pronounced "YOO-nahs" in Norwegian.
-- Quamalamalam  1/10/2015
Jonas Savimbi (August 3, 1934 - February 22nd, 2002) was an Angolan Military and Political leader who founded the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).

First waging a war of independence against the Portuguese, he later waged a 26-year long Civil War, with the help of Apartheid South Africa, against the communist People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) government, which in turn was supported by Cuba, After Decolonization.

After being fatally wounded in a shoot out with government troops, UNITA ended it's violent war against the MPLA and became a major political party to this day. Most southern Africans see Savimbi as a traitor for collaborating with the Apartheid government of South Africa.
-- Ali Hassan  2/10/2015

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