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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Yunus

YOU + Name + pUt + Smart

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Yunus in Arabic)يونس
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Alternate spellings of YunusYounis Younus Younes Yunis Yonos Younos Younous Yunouse Yunise Younous Younuws Younows Younus Yuwnous
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Meaning of Yunus

Yunus is a direct Quranic name for boys and is the name of one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran (peace be upon him). According to some sources he was sent to the people of Nineveh (near modern day Mosul in Iraq), and when he ran away from his people in anger, he was swallowed by a whale, but Allah saved him because he was a good man. His name is mentioned five times in the Quran and is also the name of chapter 10 of the Quran (Surat Yunus).

The origin of the Yunus is said to be Hebrew and the meaning is said to be dove, pigeon. It is a good Islamic name even though its origin is not Arabic, since it is mentioned in the Quran and is part of Islamic culture.

The name Yunus is also used by Christians and Jews as Jonah as he is mentioned in the Bible as a prophet.

139. And Yunus was one of the messengers. 140. When he fled to the laden boat. 141. then they cast lots and he was the one who lost,. 142. Then the fish swallowed him, and he was to blame. 143. Had he not been one of those who praised [Allah]. 144. He would have stayed in its belly until the Day they are raised. 145. Then We threw him into the wilderness, and he was sick. 146. And We made a gourd tree grow over him. 147. Then We sent him to a hundred thousand, or more. 148. And they believed, so We gave them enjoyment for a while. (Quran 37:139-148)

Surely We have revealed to you as We revealed to Nuh, and the prophets after him, and We revealed to Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaq and Yaqoub and the tribes, and Isa and Ayub and Yunus and Haroun and Sulaiman and We gave to Dawood (Quran 4:163)

If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old) that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Yunus! When they believed We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them comfort for a while. (Quran 10:98)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 28th of August 2018 10:55:35 AM

    What is the correct way to spell yunis
    I know several yunus
    My brother is spelt Yunus, my friend is spelt Yoonus and my uncles friend is spelt yuwnus

  2. on Wednesday 5th of September 2018 08:32:57 AM

    Yanus is such a daddy name.
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  3. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 07:38:33 AM

    Yunus is my baby boys name l
    It suits him perfectly

  4. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 03:39:54 PM

    Yunus is my beautiful sons name
    I love it soo much

  5. on Monday 8th of October 2018 08:23:33 AM

    my beautiful baby boys name.i love him so much and his name suits him

  6. on Thursday 11th of July 2019 12:46:38 PM

    Yunus (Jonah) believed, however, he wanted his people to be punished for their sins. G-d told him to teach the people of Nineveh, so they could have an opportunity to turn away from misbelief. Instead of obeying the Creator, Yunus ran away and hid among the cargo (merchandise), which endangered everybody aboard. Therefore, the crew was forced to throw him overboard. That’s when he was swallowed by a big fish that became sick and had to throw Yunus up on the shore where a gourd grew over him. This plant provided protection from the extreme heat of the sun, so he was saved and able to return to Nineveh and guide them to the way of their original nature that does not rebel against G-d’s Will.

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