Yunus (also spelled Younas, Younes, Younis or Younus, Arabic: ÙÙÙØ³â, Younis, Persian: ÛÙÙØ³â, Younes, Turkish: Yunus) is a common male given name and the Arabic version, deriving through Greek ÎÏÎ½Î±Ï (Ionas) from the Hebrew name ××Ö¹× Ö¸× (Jonah), meaning dove, of the prophet Jonah.
In Turkish yunus means dolphin, from shortening of the obsolete yunusbalÄ±ÄÄ±, literally âJonah fishâ.
- Dove; peaceful being, accomplishing, and a gift from God
- Related names
- Jonah, Jonas, Joonas, Yonah, Janusz
- Arabic: [juːnus], Persian: [juːnes], Hindi: [juːnʊs]