Meaning and name origin
Ramona \r(a)-mo-na\ as a girl's 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 popular first name for females (#296 out of 4276, Top 7%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ramona for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ramona and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Romona, Ramonita, Rae, Mona and Ramona. (2014 statistics).