What does Iona mean?
Iona [iona] as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Place name: an island in the Hebrides where Saint Columba (sixth century) founded a monastery of the Celtic Church. Orchestra conductor Iona Brown.
(female) Ionai, Ionaia, ..
(male) Ionaia, Ionio, .. Middle name pairings:
Iona Aubree (I.A.), ..
How popular is Iona?
Iona is a very prominent first name for women (#1111 out of 4276, Top 26%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Iona reached its highest rank of #359 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Iona▼ is pronounced similarly to Aanya, Agna, Ainah, Annah, Anni, Auina, Ayana, Ayonna, Eanna, Eionia, Ennya, Euna, Ina▼, Inah, Inya, Ioannah, Ionie, Ionya, Oona, Oonagh, Una▼, Yana, Yanna, Yionna and Yonah. Other suggested similar names are Alona, Arona, Dona▼, Duna, Fina, Fiona▲, Gina▼, Idona, Idonea (see Idona), Idonia, Ilana, Ilka, Illa, Ilona, Ilonna, Ima▼, Inda, Iola▼, Iole, Ione▼, Ira▼, Irena, Irina, Isa, Isla▲, Ita, Iva▼, Ivana, Jona, Jonna, Kina, Lana▲, Lena▼, Lona▼, Lonna, Moana, Mona▼, Morna, Mouna, Nina, Nona▼, Nyna, Rana, Rona, Sana, Sena▼, Shona, Tona, Vana and Zona▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Iona.See names in meaning and etymology.