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Meaning and name origin

Ion \ion\ as a boy's 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 form: Eion.

For more information, see also the related boy name Eoin.


Ion is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31793 out of 88799, Top 36%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ion and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ian (#77) and Eoin. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Ion is also pronounced similarly to Ean, Eon, Iain, Iwan, Win and Wyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Con, Don, Ilon, Ivon, Jon, Lon, Ron, Ton and Von. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ion.