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Younis is the name of one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. Younis 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 Y 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 Younis is also used by Christians and Jews as Jonah as he is mentioned in the Bible as a prophet.