What does Leona mean?
Leona [leona] as a girls' 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.
Associated with: lion.
Related girl name: Loni.Creative forms:
(female) Leonai, Lieona, ..
(male) Leonam, Leont, .. Middle name pairings:
Leona Carla (L.C.), ..
How popular is Leona?
Leona is a very prominent first name for females (#281 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#101157 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Leona reached its highest position of #75 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #683 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Leola, Leon, Leone, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine and Loni are the popular related forms of Leona (#683 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Leona was more pronounced among parents in the 1900s (usage of 0.4%) and has become much lower since, with versions such as Leola becoming less in vogue.
Leona▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lanai, Lannah, Lanny, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leannah, Leena, Lenah, Leni, Lewana, Leyna, Liahna, Lianna, Linea, Linnae, Linnea, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Lyna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynnae and Lynnea. Other suggested similar names are Anona, Arona, Bena, Deana▼, Dena▼, Deona, Diona, Eena, Geena, Gena▼, Genna, Geonna, Jeana, Jena▼, Jenna▼, Keena, Keona, Latona, Leala, Lean, Leann▼, Lecia, Leesa, Leeya, Legra, Leia▲, Lene, Lenora▼, Leoda, Leonara, Leonor, Leora▼, Leota▼, Lesha, Letoya, Letta, Levona, Lexia, Lora▼, Meena, Merona, Mona▼, Neina, Riona, Sedona, Teona, Veena, Venna, Verona▼ and Yona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leona.See names in meaning and etymology.