What does Ion mean?
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.
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 2 years ago), Eoin, Iain and Ian (#77) are the popular varying forms of Ion (unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Ion were popular in 2007 (average #708) and are almost as popular today (#768, ▼20.5%). Ian has historically been a favorite of parents, and Ean has become less popular. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ion and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)