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Gender: F Pronunciation: Lee-OH-nuh Meaning of Leona: "lioness" Origin of Leona: Latin Leona's Popularity in 2014: #738

A top 100 name from 1896 to 1921, Leona reached as high as Number 72. Since then, Leona had 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. Leona returned to the Top 1000 in 2009 after decades of being away, and reached #738 in 2014.

A somewhat more sophisticated option is the French Leontine.

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 Vaughan, Welsh actress. Plays Jana in CBBC's Wolfblood

Pop Culture References for the name Leona

Leona - character in the video game "League of Legends"
Leona Stoney- character on the APTN show "Blackstone"

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

Leona's International Variations

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