What does Ramona mean?
Ramona [ra-mona] 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.
Associated with: 19th century.
(female) Ramonee, Ramosa, ..
(male) Ramore, Ramory, .. Middle name pairings:
Ramona Scarlet (R.S.), ..
How popular is Ramona?
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. Demographics)
Ramona reached its highest rank of #186 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1076 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Mona (#1892 from current records), Romona, Remona, Raymond and Rae are the popular related forms of Ramona (#1076 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Ramona were favored as baby names in the 1930s (usage of 0.14%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.01%, ▼90.1%), with forms such as Rae becoming somewhat dated.
Ramona▼ is alike in pronunciation to Rimona, Romana and Romina▲. Other suggested similar names are Aarona, Armona, Demona, Dimona, Hamna, Hazona (see Chazona), Jamina, Javona, Latona, Madona, Pamina, Pomona, Raina▲, Rama, Rana, Ranna, Ravena, Ravina, Rayana, Rayna▲, Rayona, Rhona, Rianon, Riona, Romane, Romene, Romola, Rona, Sadona, Simona, Symona, Talona, Tamora, Varona, Yamina and Yarona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ramona.See names in meaning and etymology.