Ramona: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ramona

Ramona

Pronunciation: rah-MOH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Ramona:

Feminine form of Ramon (wise protection).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Mona, Rae, Ramonita

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My grandmother's name. She was named for the Helen Hunt Jackson novel, Ramona. She was a spirited, compassionate woman, and I adore her name.

Nicknames for Ramona: | Edit

Rae, Mona, Ramo, Ramie/Ramey, Romy, Monie, Momo, Mo, Nona

Meanings and history of the name Ramona: | Edit

Spanish Origin. Meaning "Mighty, Wise.."

Helen Hunt Jackson wrote an 1884 novel titled "Ramona." It was the the story of a California Native American-Scottish girl who suffers from racial discrimination. The book gained huge popularity and became the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of sorts for Native Americans. Ramona, California the town is named after the character in the book.

Famous real-life people named Ramona: | Edit

Ramona Sarsgaard, daughter of actor Peter Sarsgaard and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal
Ramona Marquez, actress, plays Karen in Outnumbered
Ramona is the middle name of Canadian singer Avril Lavigne

Ramona in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ramona Quimby stars in a number of Beverly Cleary's books for young children. (Her sister Beezus is actually named Beatrice.)
"Ramona", classic novel by Helen Hunt Jackson.
"To Ramona", song by Bob Dylan
"Romona", song by Guster
name ramona appears in the comic scott pilgrim charter being "ramona flowers" as also the movie scott pilgrim vs the world as a young delivery girl where her love interest scott has to defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her
"Waiting For My Ruca" - Sublime
"Ramona" sung by Sons of the Pioneers

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