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.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)