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Yona

Jonah

יוֹנָה

  • Meaning: Dove or pigeon
  • Biblical: In the Bible, Yona was the hesitant prophet who ran away from delivering a message to the city of Nineveh and was swallowed by a giant fish. This story is read in synagogue on Yom Kippur.
  • Gender: Both
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Alternate Spellings: Yonah
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