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Girl Name: Leona

Name: Leona
Pronunciation: \le(o)-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: lion
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Loni
Sounds Like: Lena, Leana, Leena, Leyna, Leina, Lenna, Leoni, Lona
Variant forms: Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leone, Leonelle, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine, Leontyne, Leowna
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 281
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 62430

Description

Leona \le(o)-na\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leona is "lion". Feminine form of Leon. American version; L?ie (see Leonie) is the French form more popular in Europe. The notoriety of Leona Helmsey has probably made the name less popular.

Leona has 11 variant forms: Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leone, Leonelle, Leonia, Leonie, Leontine, Leontyne and Leowna.

For more information, see also the related name Loni.

Baby names that sound like Leona are Lena, Leana, Leena, Leyna, Leina, Lenna, Leoni and Lona.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Leona.

Popularity

Leona is a very popular first name for women (#281 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#62430 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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