Ilona Name Meaning & Origin

Ilona

Pronunciation: ee-LOH-nah, EE-loh-nah (key)

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Hungarian pronunciation: EE-low-nah (except all the vowels are short in duration).

Typical American (mis-)pronounciation: ih-LOE-nah
(Short 'i', long 'o', short 'a', accent on the second syllable.)

Personal experiences with the name Ilona: | Edit

My name is Ilona, it's very uncommon. Most people comment on how pretty it is when they first hear it. It's also hardly ever forgotten, although it is usually misspelled. I pronounce it Alone-a. or ee-Loh-na

Nicknames for Ilona: | Edit

Ili, Ica, Ila, Ilka, Loni, Lona

Meanings and history of the name Ilona: | Edit

Ilona is a name common in Eastern Europe (particularly Hungary). It's a variant of the Greek name "Elena", from which we get Helen. It means (I believe)'beauty and light'.

Ilona is also a Finnish name, derived from the Finnish word 'ilo', meaning joy, delight, happiness.

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