Ione: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ione

Ione

Pronunciation: iy-OH-nee (key)

Origin of the name Ione:

19th-century coinage thought to be either a variant of Iona or derived from Ionia, the name of an ancient region in western Asia Minor which was colonized by the Greeks in the 11th century B.C.

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Related Names:

Iona, Nonie

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Comments and insights on the name Ione: | Edit

My sister is named Ione, and she is very strong willed, but likes simplicity. She is also very classy and neat. The name says it all, I think, Ione sounds strong, but is simple, it also have a very classy air about it.

Separate commenter: I know an Ione - pronounced EYE-own, rather than EYE-o-nee - which I think is an adorable pronunciation, but I don't think that the EYE-own that I know has ever been pronounced any other way. Oddly, like the other commenter mentioned, she is also very strong-willed - strong-willed and kind-hearted and very capable and independent. A very modern-minded and un-fussy woman.

Personal experiences with the name Ione: | Edit

With an older sister named Ione, I am very close to one! Haha. Ione is extremely caring, kind and considerate. She is very strong willed, as am I, so we have had our times. At the end of the day though, we are extremely close, and I wouldn't give her up for the world.

Nicknames for Ione: | Edit

Nonie
Onee
Io

Meanings and history of the name Ione: | Edit

From Greek ιον (ion) meaning "violet flower". This was the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, though perhaps based on the Greek place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor.

Famous real-life people named Ione: | Edit

Ione Skye, British-born American actress

Ione in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ione is rhymed with "bony" in the rap, "Get It Together," by the Beastie Boys
The Ione in "Get it Together" is actually the actress Ione Skye, referenced above
Ione, a fictional Birman kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders. Her lovers name is Arvin, and has a daughter name Lilly

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