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What does Loni mean?

Loni \l(o)-ni\ as a girls' name is pronounced LAH-nee. Variant of Alona or Leona (Latin) "lion". Modern usage is probably due to actress Loni Anderson. See also Lani.


Loni has 6 variants: Lona, Lonee, Lonie, Lonna, Lonni and Lonnie.

For more information, see also the related girl name Leonie.

Loni has 17 more alternative forms via Alona, Leona: Allona, Allonia, Alonia, Elona, Ilona, Ilonka, Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leone, Leonelle, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine, Leontyne and Leowna.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Loni name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Loni outside U.S.

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 ranked in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during 1890-1899 and has become significantly less widespread since, with versions such as Lonie, Lonnie, Lona, Leonie and Leola becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leola, Leona, Leone, Leonie, Leontine, Lona, Loni, Lonie, Lonna, Lonnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Loni and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.