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Leona 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 form 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.
Leona has 11 variant forms: Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leone, Leonelle, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine, Leontyne and Leowna.
For more information, see also the related name Loni.
Baby names that sound like Leona are Lena, Leana, Leena, Leyna, Leina, Lenna, Leoni and Lona.
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Popularity of Leona
Leona is a very popular first name for women (#281 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#62430 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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