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What does Leona mean?

Leona Pronunciation of Leona as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leona is "lion". Feminine of Leon. American version; L´┐Żonie (see Leonie) is the French form more popular in Europe. The notoriety of Leona Helmsey has probably made the name less popular.




VARIANTS Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leone, Leonelle, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine, Leontyne, Leowna


RELATED FORMS VIA LEONIE Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leonela, Leoni, Leonine

(female) Leonai, ..

(male) Leont, ..

Leona Cara (L.C.), ..

How popular is Leona?

Leona is a very prominent first name for females (#281 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#101157 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leona reached its highest position of #75 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #511 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Leola, Leon, Leone, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine and Loni are the popular related forms of Leona (#511 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Leona was more pronounced among parents in the 1900s (USAGE OF 0.5%) and has become much lower since, with versions such as Leola becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leona, Leola, Leon, Leone, Leonia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonie, Leontine, Loni in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leona and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leona is alike in pronunciation to Lanai, Lannah, Lanny, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leannah, Leena, Lenah, Leni, Lewana, Leyna, Liahna, Lianna, Linea, Linnae, Linnea, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Lyna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynnae and Lynnea. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Anona, Arona, Bena, Deana, Dena, Deona, Diona, Eena, Geena, Gena, Genna, Geonna, Jeana, Jena, Jenna, Keena, Keona, Latona, Leala, Lean, Leann, Lecia, Leesa, Leeya, Legra, Leia, Lene, Lenora, Leoda, Leonara, Leonor, Leora, Leota, Lesha, Letoya, Letta, Levona, Lexia, Lora, Meena, Merona, Mona, Neina, Riona, Sedona, Teona, Veena, Venna, Verona and Yona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leona.

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