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Ramona 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 has 17 variant forms: Mona, Rae, Ramee, Ramie, Ramoena, Ramohna, Ramonda, Ramonde, Ramonita, Ramonna, Ramowna, Remona, Remonna, Romona, Romonda, Romonde and Romonia.
Ramona is also pronounced similarly to Rimona, Romana and Romina. Another suggested similar baby name is Rayona.
Popularity of Ramona
Ramona is a very popular first name for females (#296 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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