[ 2 syll. jo-nas, jon-as ] The baby boy name Jonas is pronounced in German as YOW-NaaS †. Jonas' language of origin is Hebrew. It is predominantly used in Lithuanian, English, French, German, Greek, Scandinavian, and Spanish.
Jonas is a Lithuanian variant transcription of John (English and Hebrew).
Jonas is also an English, French, German, Greek, Scandinavian, and Spanish variant transcription of Jonah (English, French, Scandinavian, and Spanish).
Jonas is a rather popular baby boy name. The name's popularity grew from the 1960s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2008 with 0.057% of baby boys being named Jonas. It had a ranking of #274 then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #437 with a usage of 0.036%. Among the family of boy names directly related to Jonas, John was the most popular. It was more commonly used than Jonas by 13 times in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Jonas: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Jonas is Biologist, Jonas Salk, born 28 October 1914 - 23 June 1995, New York, New York.