Irish, variation of Una

Oona Origin and Meaning

The name Oona is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "lamb".

Oona is a name made famous by Eugene O'Neill's daughter, who became Charlie Chaplin's wife. One of the original Oona's granddaughters was named after her, and is now an actress famous in her own right for playing Talisa of Volantis in HBO's "Game of Thrones." The double-o beginning gives their name 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 Castilla ChaplinSpanish actress; granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin
  • Oona O'Neill Chaplinfourth wife of Charlie Chaplin; daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill
  • Oona GarthwaiteAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Oona HartAmerican model and actress
  • Oona LaurenceAmerican actress
  • Oona LouhivaaraFinnish actress
  • Oona YaffeAmerican contestant on TV's "MasterChef Junior"
  • Oona Tamsyn KingBaroness King of Bow, British MP
  • Oona Gray Seppälä (b. 2007)daughter of "Suits" actress Sarah Rafferty and Santtu Seppälä
  • Izzy Oona Murphy (b. 2016)daughter of actor/comedian Eddie Murphy and model Paige Butcher

Oona in Pop Culture

  • Oonafairy in the Ridley Scott film "Legend"
  • Oonacharacter in the Kiki Strike book series
  • Oonacharacter on Nick Jr. TV show "Bubble Guppies"
  • Oonamermaid character in Eva Ibbotson children's book "Island of the Aunts"
  • Oonacharacter on the Irish children's show "Puffin Rock"
  • Princess Oonaa character in Disney's "Sofia the First"

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