[ 2 syll. yo-na, yon-a ] The baby boy name Yona is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Yow-NAA- †. Yona is used predominantly in the Russian language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. Yona is a variant of the name Jonah (English, French, Scandinavian, and Spanish).
Yona is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Yona, Jonah was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Yona include Yonah (Hebrew), Yacheem, Yachim, Yameen, Yamin (English, Hebrew, and Indian), Yanae, Yanai (Hebrew), Yani, Yanni (Greek, Breton, and Dutch), Yannie, Yanny, Yemeen, Yemin, Yemon, Yianni (Greek), Yinnon (English), Yinon (Hebrew), Yoann (French), Yoni, and Yony.
† English pronunciation for Yona: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"