The origin of the name Jonah is Hebrew
This is how Jonah is written in Hebrew:
יוֹנָה = Yonah
The biblical meaning of the name Jonah is dove.
Jonah was a minor prophet whom God sent to prophecy to Nineveh
The name Jonah appears in the bible in the following verses:
2 Kings 14:25 KJV
He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.
Jonah 1:1 KJV
Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
Jonah 1:3 KJV
But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Jonah 1:5 KJV
Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
Jonah 1:7 KJV
And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
Jonah 1:15 KJV
So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.
Jonah 1:17 KJV
Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 2:1 KJV
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,
Jonah 2:10 KJV
And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
Jonah 3:1 KJV
And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
Jonah 3:3 KJV
So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.
Jonah 3:4 KJV
And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
Jonah 4:1 KJV
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
Jonah 4:5 KJV
So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
Jonah 4:6 KJV
And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
Jonah 4:8 KJV
And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
Jonah 4:9 KJV
And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.