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pinWhat does Ilona mean?

Ilona /ilo-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced eye-LOH-nah, eye-LONE-ah. It is of Hungarian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Ilona is "sun ray". Variant of Helen. Also carries the connotation of "beautiful", because of the beauty of Helen of Troy.


Ilona has 9 variants: Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Illona, Ilone, Ilonka, Ilonna, Yionna and Yllona.

Related girl name: Alona.

Ilona has 26 more relations via Helen: Alena, Alene, Aline, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Elnora, Galina, Halina, Helana, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Ili, Ilka, Jelena, Lana, Leana, Lena, Leora, Lina, Nora and Yelena.

Kreatif forms: Iloin. [more]

pinHow popular is Ilona?

Ilona is a very popular first name for women (#1804 out of 4276, Top 42%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ella (#17 from recent data), Nora (#49), Elena (#121), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Lana (#351), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Alena (#617), Lina (#767), Alene, Leora, Aline, Leana, Ileana, Ilene and Elnora are the popular related forms of Ilona (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Ilona was widespread during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.49%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.389%, 21% less). Helen is the longstanding favorite, though Ella is now more frequently used, while forms like Helen, Ilene, Elnora, Aline and Leora are now somewhat dated. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Ilona and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alene, Aline, Elaina, Elena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ella, Elnora, Helen, Helena, Ileana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ilene, Lana, Leana, Lena, Leora in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lina, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Lena, Lina, Nora outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Ilona is alike in pronunciation to Alana, Alawna, Alayna, Aleana, Alina, Allena, Allonia, Alonna, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Eleana, Eleena, Elina, Ilana, Ileanna, Ilena, Ilianna, Illeana, Illionya, Iolana, Iolani, Olinia, Ulani and Wilona. Other suggested similar baby names are Aldona, Anona, Elna, Fiona, Fyona, Idona, Idonea, Idonia, Ilane, Ilima, Illia, Ilysa, Iona, Ione, Ionya, Irina, Iryna, Isota, Izola, Leona, Nona, Oona, Shona, Teona and Tiona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ilona.