My name in Hebrew
Some of us know the story of the prophet Yonah, Jonah is a derived version of it, the meaning of it is dove.
It is a Hebrew name, Coming from one of the books of the Tanakh, It tells the story of this person, The Hebrew word is read from right to left, displaying only four letters: Yod, Vav, Nun, Hey.
Although the Hebrew language does not use vowels, the Vav with the little point on top of it takes the sound of an "O".
One can ask why there is no A written in it, as mentioned above the basic Hebrew aleph-beit does not uses vowels. As children or other students are starting to learn, the sounds are given by the teacher and the students are instructed to memorise the sounds that accompagnon the words.
Why then a whale in the picture, when it means dove? For this i can only encourage the people whom are interested and don't know to read the full story in a short version on http://biblehub.com/library/marshall/the_wonder_bo... ... The complete version of the story: http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16183/...
The female form of Yona is Yonina