What does Jonah mean?

Definitions for Jonah
ˈdʒoʊ nəjon·ah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jonahnoun

    (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land

  2. jonah, jinxnoun

    a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

  3. Jonah, Book of Jonahnoun

    a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale

Wiktionary

  1. Jonahnoun

    A person who brings a ship bad luck.

  2. Jonahnoun

    Any person or object which is deemed to cause bad luck; a jinx.

  3. Jonahnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    'It's Jonah,' Ted says.

  4. Jonahnoun

    A minor prophet who was cast into the sea and swallowed by a whale.

  5. Jonahnoun

    A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.

  6. Jonahnoun

    The 10th sura of the Qur'an.

  7. Etymology: From the Hebrew יוֹנָה (yonáh, " dove").

Wikipedia

  1. JONAH

    Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA), known before 2015 as Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), was a Jewish non-profit organization which offered conversion therapy to persons who sought sexual orientation change. JONAH described itself as "dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions". JONAH's leaders disagree with the consensus of mainstream science and the world's major mental health organizations who say that non-heterosexual sexual orientation is not a disorder.In 2015, a landmark trial found that JONAH's claims to be able to change sexual orientation constituted consumer fraud. The organization was ordered to pay restitution to the plaintiffs and shut down within thirty days. Eleven days after the verdict, the founders created a conversion therapy organization called JIFGA using JONAH's assets. In June 2019, a New Jersey judge ordered JIFGA to shut down within thirty days and pay $3.5 million to victims.

ChatGPT

  1. jonah

    A "Jonah" is a term originating from the biblical prophet Jonah in the Old Testament, who was swallowed by a whale. It is generally used to refer to a person who brings bad luck or misfortune. It can also be a male given name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jonahnoun

    the Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious

Wikidata

  1. Jonah

    Jonah is the name given in the Hebrew Bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BC, the eponymous central character in the Book of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a fish or a whale, depending on translation. The Biblical story of Jonah is also repeated, with a few notable differences, in the Qur'an.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jonah

    jō′nä, n. an unlucky passenger on shipboard or elsewhere—from the prophet Jonah.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jonah

    a Hebrew prophet, who, born in Gathhepher, belonged to the northern kingdom of Israel; prophesied in the reign of Jeroboam II., and whose special mission it was, at the bidding of the Lord, to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh; his book, which records his mission and the story of it, written apparently, as by God's dealings with the Ninevites he had himself been, to admonish the Jews that the heathen nations whom they regarded as God's enemies were as much the objects of His mercy as themselves.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JONAH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jonah is ranked #66164 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Jonah surname appeared 299 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jonah.

    56.1% or 168 total occurrences were White.
    34.4% or 103 total occurrences were Black.
    5.6% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
    2% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jonah in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jonah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Jonah in a Sentence

  1. Eric Rush:

    You didn't tell Jonah Lomu to do anything, but if you asked Jonah Lomu, Jonah Lomu'd run through a brick wall for you, jonah Lomu feared no man but Jonah Lomu did fear one person and that was Jonah Lomu mum Hepi. When Jonah Lomu mum said things, Jonah Lomu acted.

  2. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' ''When phantom Bible passages turn dangerousPeople may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well.Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say.Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity.Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since.But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  3. John Mayhew:

    It was totally unexpected, jonah and his family arrived back from the United Kingdom last night and he suddenly died this morning.

  4. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  5. World Rugby:

    Jonah's contribution to rugby cannot be overstated, he was the first superstar player and, through his sheer brilliance and love of the game, he brought much joy to the rugby family and took our sport to a new level of profile.

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