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What does Ion mean?

Ion Pronunciation of Ion [ion] as a boys' name is of Greek origin. Mythology: son of Apollo who became the ancestor of the Ionians. The western Greek Ionian islands are named after him. Also a repelling of Ian.

Associated with: greek, mythology.


Ion has 1 variant: Eion.

Related boy name: Eoin.

4 more related forms via Ian: Ean, Eann, Eon and Iain.

Creative forms:
(male) Inn, Inon, ..

(female) Ine, Ioni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ion Julio (I.J.), ..

How popular is Ion?

Ion is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#38395 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Ean (#977 the previous year), Eoin, Iain and Ian (#76) are the popular varying forms of Ion (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Ion were popular a decade ago (average #1078) and are almost as popular today (#1263, 17.6%). Ean and Ian are two of the more chic baby names here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Eoin, Iain, Ian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eoin, Iain, Ian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ion is pronounced similarly to Eian, Enne, Euan, Euen, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ieuan, Iwan, Juan, Owen, Owin, Wain, Wayn, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn and Yann. Other recommended names are Con, Don, Ilon, Ivon, Jon, Lon, Ron, Ton and Von. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ion.