Discussion in 'Miscellaneous (Czech-Related)' started by yona, May 25, 2005.

  1. yona

    yona Member

    This might seem like a strange question, but is 'yona' a normal name for someone in the CR?
    And Lena?

    Thank you!
  2. crossczech

    crossczech Active Member

    Actually never met anybody named "Yona", but Jana, sounding similar (hey, do not take it personally none of you! :-]), is a very common name.

    Lena sounds more slavonic, however its most common czech version would be Lenka.
  3. yona

    yona Member

    thank you!
    wow you guys really reply quickly!
  4. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    I've also never heard the name "Yona" (or "Jona" in the Czech spelling). Ilona is a fairly common name in the Czech Republic.
  5. magan

    magan Well-Known Member

    Never heard of Yona name spelling before. By sound/pronounciation it is probably Jana... It is possible that Jana moved to English speaking country and changed spelling of her name so it can sound like her name. Keeping spelling of Jana would sound different in English.

    Lena would be probably varuation on Lenka.
  6. Karel Fous

    Karel Fous Well-Known Member

    My brother-in-law is used to listen to name Jéňa ("Ye-eni'ah", sound similar like your Yona), his real name is Jan.
    His girlfriend is Lenka, but everybody calls her Léňa ("Le-eni'ah").

    :lol: Karel

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