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Gender: F Meaning of Oona: "lamb" Origin of Oona: Irish, variation of Una

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Oona is a name made famous by Eugene O'Neill's daughter, who became Charlie Chaplin's wife; the double-o beginning gives it a lot of oomph.

In Irish legend, Una/Oona was a daughter of a king of Lochlainn. The name was very popular in Ireland in the Middle Ages, and is currently seeing a comeback--also spelled Oonagh.

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Famous People Named Oona

Oona Garthwaite, American singer-songwriter
Oona Hart, American model and actress
Oona Louhivaara, Finnish actress
Oona Chaplin, actress and granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin
Oona Laurence, child actress; received Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre

Pop Culture References for the Name Oona

Oona, fairy in the Ridley Scott film Legend

Oona, character in the Kiki Strike book series

Oona, character on Nick Jr. TV show Bubble Guppies

Oona, mermaid character in Eva Ibbotson children's book Island of the Aunts

Ona, Onna, Onnie, Oonagh, Oonie, Una