Jones is a common surname in Wales and England. It is the most common surname in Wales, despite there officially being no letter "J" in the Welsh language, although there are a few words borrowed from English language eg Jocan = Joke. This is because "Jones" is in spelling and pronunciation an anglicisation of the Welsh "ap Siôn" (= "Son Of John" = "Johnson"), in which the "Si" is pronounced /ʃ/ like an English "sh". Several surnames that are common in Wales are similar anglicisations of Welsh patronymic surnames. Other examples are Bevan, Bowen, Parry, Powell, Price and Pritchard.


For all people (including fictional characters) with this surname, see Jones (surname).


*David Jones Limited, Australian retailing company
*Dow Jones & Company, a publisher and financial information firm
*Edward Jones Investments, brokerage firm based out of St. Louis, Missouri
*Jones Day, a United States law firm
*Jones Soda, an American beverage company based in Washington
*Jones Intercable, former cable TV company
*Peter Jones (department store), one of the largest and best known department stores in London


*Bob Jones University A university in Greenville, South Carolina
*Jones College Prep, a school named after William Jones
*Jones College, one of the nine Residential Colleges at Rice University

cience and mathematics

*Jones calculus, a way of describing polarization in optics
*Jones Fracture, a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of the foot
*Jones' stain, a type of stain used in pathology
*Jones, the unit of specific detectivity used in photodetectors


*Jones Point Lighthouse, a lighthouse on the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia
*Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, an outdoor amphitheatre



*"Black Belt Jones", blaxploitation kung-fu film
*"Carmen Jones", a 1950s adaptation of the opera Carmen, starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte
*"Cleopatra Jones", another blaxploitation kung-fu film
*"Mr. Jones" (film), a film starring Richard Gere
*The Indiana Jones franchise, a series of action films featuring an eponymous archeologist
*Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean), a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean films based on a mythological character
*Osmosis Jones, animated film, starring Chris Rock


*Mr. Jones, a song by Counting Crows
*Me and Mrs. Jones, a song by Billy Paul
*Nathan Jones, a song by The Supremes
*Love Jones, a song by Brighter Side of Darkness
*Basketball Jones, a song by Cheech and Chong, a parody of Love Jones


*"Alas Smith and Jones", a British comedy series and a name parody of "Alias Smith and Jones"
*"Alias Smith and Jones", a 1970s Western series
*"Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?", an animated television series that aired from 2002 to 2004

Video games

* Jones in the Fast Lane


*"Desolation Jones", a comic book
*"The Ballad of Halo Jones", a comic strip


*Davy Jones' Locker, an idiom for the bottom of the sea
*Dow Jones Industrial Average, a stock market index
*"Keeping up with the Joneses", a phrase that refers to maintaining social appearances of wealth or status
*Generation Jones, a name for Americans born between 1954 and 1965

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