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Jones - Meaning of Jones

What does Jones mean?

[ 1 syll. jo-nes, jon-es ] The baby boy name Jones is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is JHowN-Z †. Jones is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Hebrew. Jones is a variant of the name John (English and Hebrew).

See also the related category hebrew.

Jones is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1901, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Jones. Its ranking then was #547. The baby name has since steeply declined in popularity, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Jones, John was the most popular. In the past century Jones has predominantly been a baby boy name.

Baby names that sound like Jones include James (English and Hebrew), Jamese, Jamse, Jamyes, Jamze, Jankó (Hungarian), Janós (Hungarian), Janse, Janz (English), Jas (Polish), Jaymes (English), Jaymz, Jemes, Jenks (English), Jenx (English), Jiang, Jing (Chinese), Johns (English), Jong (English), and Jóhannes (Scandinavian).

† Pronunciation for Jones: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"


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