Ilona Name Meaning & Origin

Ilona

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

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Nicknames for Ilona

Ili, Ica, Ila, Ilka, Loni, Lona

Meanings and history of the name Ilona

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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