Yunus

Yunus (also spelled Younas, Younes, Younis or Younus, Arabic: يونس‎, Younis, Persian: یونس‎, Younes, Turkish: Yunus) is a common male given name and the Arabic version, deriving through Greek Ιωνας (Ionas) from the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Jonah), meaning dove, of the prophet Jonah.

In Turkish yunus means dolphin, from shortening of the obsolete yunusbalığı, literally “Jonah fish”.

Origin

Word/name
Hebrew
 
Meaning
Dove; peaceful being, accomplishing, and a gift from God
 

Other names

Related names
Jonah, Jonas, Joonas, Yonah, Janusz
 
Pronunciation
Arabic: [juːnus], Persian: [juːnes], Hindi: [juːnʊs]
 
Gender
Male