Leona Origin and Meaning

The name Leona is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "lioness".

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.

A somewhat more sophisticated option is the French Leontine.

# 534 in the US

Leona Rank in US Top 1000

# 447 on Nameberry

Leona Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Leona Popularity

Famous People Named Leona

  • Leona Louise LewisBritish pop singer
  • Leona Kristina NaessBritish singer,songwriter, daughter of mountaineer Arne Naess
  • Lena Mindy "Leona" Roberts HelmsleyAmerican hotelier dubbed the "Queen of Mean"
  • (María de la Soledad) Leona Camila Vicario (Fernández de San Salvador)Mexican journalist and revolutionary
  • Leona Harriet Woods Marshall Libbyyoungest and only female physicist on the Manhattan Project
  • Leona "Binx" WaltonAmerican model
  • Leona Kate VaughanWelsh actress
  • Leona DalrympleAmerican actress
  • Leona HuttonAmerican actress
  • Leona Cavalli (born Alleyona Canedo da Silva)Brazilian actress
  • Leona Celinda Dotybirth name of Leona Roberts, American actress

Leona in Pop Culture

  • Leona the Radiant Dawncharacter in the video game "League of Legends"
  • Leona Stoneycharacter on the APTN show "Blackstone"
  • Leona Heiderncharacter in The King of Fighters video game series
  • Leona Ozakicharacter in manga and anime Dominion
  • Leona Lioncharacter on TV series Between the Lions
  • Leaky Leonaa character on animated series "Codename: Kids Next Door"