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

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.

Famous People Named Oona

Oona Chaplin, actress and granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin
Oona Garthwaite, American singer-songwriter
Oona Hart, American model and actress
Oona Laurence, American Broadway actress
Oona Louhivaara, Finnish actress
Oona O'Neill Chaplin, third wife of Charlie Chaplin

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
Oona, a memorable contestant on season 2 of MasterChef Junior

Onna, Oonagh, Ona, Oonie, Una, Onnie