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Gender: F Meaning of Leona: "lioness" Origin of Leona: Latin Leona's Popularity in 2013: #734

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Leona had, until recently, seemed to be one of the most unfashionable of the pride of lion names, but singer Leona Lewis has done a lot to rejuvenate it. Still a little bit more Leon/Leonard than Leo, this could change--she returned to the Top 1000 in 2009 after decades of being away, and was one of 2013's fastest-rising names. A top 100 name from 1896 to 1921, Leona reached as high as Number 72.

A somewhat more sophisticated option is the French Leonie or you might venture all the way to Leontine.

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Famous People Named Leona

Leona Naess - British singer/songwriter "Charm Attack"
Leona Helmsley - hotelier dubbed the "Queen of Mean"
Leona Lewis - British songstress
Leona Woods Marshall Libby - prolific physicist, youngest and only female physicist on the Manhattan Project
Leona "Binx" Walton - American model
Leona Kate Vaughn, Welsh actress. Plays Jana in CBBC's Wolfblood

Pop Culture References for the Name Leona

Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leonarda, Leone, Leonelle, Leonia, Leonice, Leontine, Leontyne, Leowna

Leona's International Variations

Léonne, Léonie, Léonette (French) Liona (Hawaiian) Leonida (Italian) Lyonechika, Lyonya (Russian) Leonita, Leonor (Spanish)