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Name for 23rd January-Jonah

English, Biblical; From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning “dove”. This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. He emerged from the fish alive three days later. His story was popular in the Middle Ages, but the name did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. (

Meaning: Dove.

Nicknames & Variations:
Yunus, Yonah, Jona, Giona, (

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  • #420 in Scotland

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