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What does Cliona mean?

Cliona Pronunciation of Cliona [cliona] as a girls' name is pronounced KLEE-o-na. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Anglicized form of Clíodhna, which in Irish legend, was one of the three beautiful daughters of the poet Libra. She was a goddess who fell in love and ran away with a mortal, but the god of the sea sent a wave to pull her back. In later tradition she becomes a fairy queen, honored at Cliodhna "Cliona's Rock", Cork.

Associated with: irish, legend (mythology), beautiful, goddess, fairy, queen, rock.


Cliona has 3 variants: Cleona, Clio and Cliodhna.

Creative forms:
(female) Calna, Clioan, ..

(male) Clionan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cliona Emilia (C.E.), ..

How popular is Cliona?

Cliona is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Cliona is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cliona reached its peak rank of #83 in Ireland in the year 1998, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cliona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cliona outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent varying form of Cliona ranked in the Top 2000 is Cleona. These relations of Cliona were popular as birth names a century ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleona in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cliona outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cliona is alike in pronunciation to Cleonie and Cluny. Other suggested similar names are Aldona, Aliana, Aliena, Alina, Allona, Alona, Alyona, Briona, Caleena, Calin, Calina, Ceilena, Celeena, Celena, Celina, Celine, Celinna, Cellina, Celyna, Chalina, Chiana, China, Ciana, Ciline, Cleone, Cliara, Clora, Clova, Colena, Colina, Coline, Collena, Collina, Corona, Diona, Eliana, Elina, Eliora, Ellona, Elona, Ffiona, Fiona, Iliana, Illona, Ilona, Kiona, Oliana, Olina, Riona, Shiona, Tiona, Viona and Yllona. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cliona.

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