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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Jonna

The name Jonna is of Hebrew origin and is the Scandinavian version of the Hebrew and Biblical name ‘Johanna.’ In Hebrew, the ‘Jo’ in Jonna refers to ‘God,’ which means ‘Yahweh (God) is gracious’ or ‘Yahweh is merciful.’ It is also known to be the female variant of Jon, which means ‘God has given.’

According to the Bible, Johanan, the son of Joiada, was one of the high priests in Jerusalem. He became the fifth high priest in the temple of Jerusalem after it was rebuilt by the Jews following their return from the Babylonian captivity.

Joanna was the wife of Chuza, a steward of Herod Antipas. It is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke that she was one of the Twelve Apostles who accompanied Jesus and witnessed his resurrection.

Jonna is mainly popular in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland, Norway, the US, and New Zealand. Jonna is also a surname and was found in the US and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The majority of people belonging to the Jonna family were found in Wisconsin, a midwestern state of the US, in 1880.

People around the world use this name differently as per their language, such as Jonnas in Danish and Norwegian and Jonnu in Faroese (the language of the Faroe Islands). On the other hand, Finnish people spell the name ‘Jonnaa.’ Furthermore, some nicknames, including Jo, Anna, and Joan, can make the name Jonna sound adorable and cute.

The name Jonna and its variants have made a mark in the fictional realm. In Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters Vol. 1, a book by Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee, and Matthew Wilson, the lead character is named Jonna. There are multiple movies and songs that have been made using variations of Jonna, such as Joanna, the popular 1983 song from the album In the Heart by Kool & The Gang. Similarly, Joanna was a British drama film released in 1968.


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Famous People With The Name Jonna

  • Jonna Emily LeeSwedish singer and songwriter, popular for her albums “Remember the Future” and “This is Jonna Lee”
  • Jonna MendesAmerican alpine ski racer, popular for competing in Winter Olympics and World Championship
  • Lena Maria Jonna OlinSwedish actress, was nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globe Awards
  • Jonna Marika TervomaaFinnish pop singer and songwriter, popular for her songs “Suljettu sydän” and “Yhtä en saa”
  • Jonna Danielle MannionAmerican reality TV personality, known for her appearance on “The Real World: Cancun”

Jonna On The Popularity Chart

You may assess the performance in terms of popularity and ranking based on SSA data.

Popularity Over Time

The usage of the name Jonna among US parents has been on the decline since the 1980s. In 2021, only nine babies per million were given the name.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Jonna never made it to the Top 1000 names list in the US in the last four decades, starting with the 1980s. It reached its lowest rank of 10,576 in 2021.

Source: Social Security Administration

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