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What does Ion mean?

Ion /ion/ [2 sylls.] 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.


Ion has 1 variant: Eion.

Related boy name: Eoin.

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

Kreatif forms: Ioniah, Ionno. [more]

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. Census)

Ean (#997 the previous year), Eoin, Iain and Ian (#77) are the popular varying forms of Ion (unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 2007 (usage of 0.2913%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2315%, down 20.5%), with the version Ean becoming less fashionable. Ian (#77) is the most chic baby name here. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ion and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Ian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ion is pronounced similarly to Iwan, Win and Wyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Con, Don, Ilon, Ivon, Jon, Lon, Ron, Ton and Von. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ion.