What does Leona mean?
Leona /le-ona/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leona is "lion".
Related girl name: Loni.more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Leona for girls. Leona reached its highest position of #72 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #738 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leola, Leone, Leonie, Leontine and Loni are the popular related forms of Leona (#738 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.422%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0437%, ▼89.7%), with the versions Leola, Leona, Leone and Leonie becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Leona and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leona▼ is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lana▲, Lanna, Leana, Leanah, Leanna▼, Leena, Leenah, Leiana, Leina, Lena▲, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna▼, Lenya, Lewana, Leyna, Liana▲, Lina▼, Linna, Lona▼, Lonna, Luana, Luna▲, Lyna and Lynna. Other suggested similar baby names are Deona, Keona, Leann▼, Lene, Leoda, Leora▼, Leota▼, Levona and Teona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leona.