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Meaning and name origin
Leona \le(o)-na\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leona is "lion". Feminine of Leon. American version; Léonie (see Leonie) is the French form more popular in Europe. The notoriety of Leona Helmsey has probably made the name less popular.
For more information, see also the related girl name Loni.
Leona is also pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana, Lanna, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leena, Leenah, Leiana, Leina, Lena, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leoni, Lewana, Leyna, Liana, Lina, Linna, Lona, Lonna, Luana, Luna, Lyna and Lynna. Other suggested similar baby names are Deona, Keona, Leann, Lene, Leoda, Leonda, Leora, Leota, Levona and Teona.
Leona is a very popular first name for females (#281 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#62430 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Leona name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Leona with its variant forms and related girl baby names.
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