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  • LAY-oh-na

    4 9.09%
  • LEE-oh-na

    41 93.18%
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  1. #11
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    English speakers: LEE-oh-nah
    Spanish/Italian/others: LAY-oh-nah

    I think Leona is pretty. Unfortunately, "the Queen of Mean", Leona Helmsley comes to mind when I hear it! Younger people may be more apt to think of singer Leona Lewis which is a much more positive connection.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  2. #13
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    lay-O-na is my instinct. I also pronounce Leo "LAY-o"... I think it depends where you live and what languages you speak. The singer Leona Lewis is lee-O-na, I think, but she's British.
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  3. #15
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    I say Lee-oh-nah, like Leona Lewis.
    Lise
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