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Ilona meaning and name origin
Ilona \i-lo-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced eye-LOH-nah, eye-LONE-ah. It is of Hungarian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Ilona is "light". Variant of Helen. Also carries the connotation of "beautiful", because of the beauty of Helen of Troy.Ilona has 9 variant forms: Elona, Ellona, Elonna, Illona, Ilone, Ilonka, Ilonna, Yllona and Yionna.
For more information, see also the related name Alona. Baby names that sound like Ilona are Ilana and Ilena.
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Popularity of Ilona
Ilona is a very popular first name for women (#1804 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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