Iona Name Meaning & Origin

Iona

Pronunciation: iy-OH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Iona:

Taken from the name of a small island in the Hebrides, a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland. The derivation of the name is uncertain. Some believe it to be a misspelling of Ioua, an older name for the island. Its Gaelic name is I, from the Old Norse ey (island). Thus, it stands to reason that the name might be derived from this root.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Aino and Iona are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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I have a friend. She is an artistic and fantastic one.

My mother's name is Iona - she was named after her grandmother. There was a lot of pressure for me to name my daughter Iona, but I did not follow the family trend and named her Whitney instead!

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I, Io, Ona, Nonna

Meanings and history of the name Iona: | Edit

From The Scottish meaning Dove or Peaceful

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