What does Loni mean?
Loni \l(o)-ni\ as a girls' name is pronounced LAH-nee. It is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Loni is "oak tree; lion". Variant of Alona (Hebrew) "oak tree" or Leona (Latin) "lion". Modern usage is probably due to actress Loni Anderson. See also Lani.
For more information, see also the related girl name Leonie.
Loni is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2160 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Loni for girls. Loni was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #1000 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Loni and associated names. Leona (#738 last year), Lonie, Lonna, Lonnie, Leontine, Leone, Leonie, Leola and Lona are the popular variation forms of Loni. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3959%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0262%, down 93.4%), with versions such as Leola, Lona, Leonie, Leone and Lonie becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Loni is pronounced similarly to Lana, Lanai, Lanie, Lena, Lenai, Leoni, Lina▼, Luna and Lyna. Other suggested similar baby names are Joni▼, Lane, Lene, Lin, Linn, Lori▼, Lyn▼, Lynn▼, Noni, Roni and Toni▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Loni.