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The name Jonah is of Hebrew origin, and means dove.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Jonah has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Jonah
Use of the Name Jonah for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
25,640 25,456 23,699 18,480 10,756 4,651 2,238
The table below indicates the number of times the name Jonah has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Jonah
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807148  
18819455  
1882    
188361810  
188458811  
188546916  
1886    
188756711  
18889856  
18898477  
18907059  
18917358  
18928328  
18938727  
1894    
18959367  
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1897    
18988488  
18999057  
190082111  
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190790510  
190864517  
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197095970  
1971654158  
1972646152  
1973705130  
1974657150  
1975724131  
1976600183  
1977554226  
1978646168  
1979403389  
1980410394  
1981425383  
1982501287  
1983518258  
1984518271  
1985533266  
1986581234  
1987527291  
1988603242  
1989613260  
1990653239  
1991648246  
1992694224  
1993469449  
19942451,175  
19952151,369  
19961971,566  
19971961,619  
19982191,464  
19991971,706  
20001921,830  
20011871,976  
20021662,299  
20031642,413  
20041772,238  
Totals:  25,640 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Jonah as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Jonah appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 54 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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