Jonas

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of Ιωνας (Ionas), a Greek form of the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) (see Jona) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Contracted form of Johannes (also Lithuanian) [1] [3] [4] [6]

3) Latinised form of Jöns [1]

Related Names

Ionas
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Johnas
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Jonas
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Jónas
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Faroese Icelandic
Jonás
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Sami
Joonas
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Jovnnás
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Sami
Jûnarse
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Greenlandic
Juonas
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Finish
Juunarsi
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Juunas
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Finish
Yonas
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Jåvna
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Sami

See also Jon, Jonis, Jonke, Jonte, Junka

For female forms see Jónasína

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Jonaksenpoika Finland
Jonasen Denmark Norway
Jonason Norway Sweden
Jonassen Denmark Norway
Jonasson Norway Sweden
Jonassøn Norway
Jonasøn Norway

Female

Jonaksentytär Finland
Jonasdatter Denmark Norway
Jonasdotter Norway Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jonas
Genitive: Jonas'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jonas
Genitive: Jonaksen
Partitive: Jonasta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jonas
Genitive: Jonas'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jonas
Genitive: Jonas' / Jonas

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

29 March

Norway Norway

29 March

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

29 March

Sweden Sweden

29 March

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [ˌʝuːnas] (key)

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

  • "Jonas" - novel by Norwegian author Jens Bjørneboe, originally published in 1955

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
40188 60959 2 9 40186 60950
Denmark Denmark[11]
22890
n.a.
1
n.a.
22889
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
3885 0 0
n.a.
3885
Greenland Greenland[13]
165 551
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[14]
40 41
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[15]
15230
n.a.
4
n.a.
15226
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Jonas (m) Sources: [10][11][15][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jonas (m) Sources: [16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jonas (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Jonas (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Jonas (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  9. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  14. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  16. details see Name Statistic tables