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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


Ion has 1 variant: Eion.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Eoin.

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


Ion is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#31793 out of 88799, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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