What does Ramona mean?
Ramona \r(a)-mo-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced ra-MOH-nah. It is of Spanish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ramona is "protecting hands". Feminine of Ramon and Raymond. Made famous as the name of a successful 19th-century historical novel. Also a character in a popular series of children's books of the same name by Beverly Cleary.
Ramona is a very prominent first name for women (#296 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#140756 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ramona for girls. Ramona reached its highest rank of #161 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Romona, Ramonita, Rae and Mona are the popular related forms of Ramona listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4984%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Mona, Rae, Ramona and Ramonita becoming less trendy. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Ramona and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)