Meaning of Jonah
Pronunciation: ( jō'nu), [key]
- a Minor Prophet who, for his impiety, was thrown overboard from his ship and swallowed by a large fish, remaining in its belly for three days before being cast up onto the shore unharmed.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name.
- any person or thing regarded as bringing bad luck.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”
- jonah (Thesaurus)