Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Name Day, Jonáš! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Jonáš. Happy Name Day, Jonáš!
The name Jonáš is the Czech and Slovak form of Jonah, which is of Hebrew origin and means "Dove".  Jonah was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah.  He emerged from the fish alive three days later.  His story was popular in the Middle Ages, but did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation.