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What does Iona mean?

Iona Pronunciation of Iona as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Place name: an island in the Hebrides where Saint Columba (sixth century) founded a monastery of the Celtic Church. Orchestra conductor Iona Brown.


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How popular is Iona?

Iona is a very prominent first name for women (#1111 out of 4276, Top 26%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Iona reached its highest rank of #359 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iona outside U.S.

Similar Names

Iona is pronounced similarly to Aanya, Agna, Ainah, Annah, Anni, Auina, Ayana, Ayonna, Eanna, Eionia, Ennya, Euna, Ina, Inah, Inya, Ioannah, Ionie, Ionya, Oona, Oonagh, Una, Yana, Yanna, Yionna and Yonah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alona, Arona, Dona, Duna, Fina, Fiona, Gina, Idona, Idonea (see Idona), Idonia, Ilana, Ilka, Illa, Ilona, Ilonna, Ima, Inda, Iola, Iole, Ione, Ira, Irena, Irina, Isa, Isla, Ita, Iva, Ivana, Jona, Jonna, Kina, Lana, Lena, Lona, Lonna, Moana, Mona, Morna, Mouna, Nina, Nona, Nyna, Rana, Rona, Sana, Sena, Shona, Tona, Vana and Zona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Iona.