Scottish spelling variation of Rhona; Norwegian; Hebrew
"might; song"

Rona Origin and Meaning

The name Rona is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "might; song".

Rona ranked in the US Top 1000 in the mid-20th century but holds new meaning in the 2020s. "Rona" has become slang for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which gives the name a dark and somber edge. In 2020, Rona was given to 17 baby girls (a fall from 26 the previous year). In 2021, it dropped to just 5 — we expect it to drop off the list entirely in the years to come.

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Rona Rank in US Top 1000

Rona Popularity

Famous People Named Rona

  • Ronalee "Rona" Chapchuk AmbroseCanadian politician
  • Rona AndersonScottish actress
  • Rona BarrettAmerican gossip columnist
  • Rona Alison FairheadEnglish businesswoman and chair of the BBC Trust
  • Rona JaffeAmerican novelist
  • Rona MunroScottish playwright and novelist
  • Rona Jean MurrayCanadian poet
  • Rona NishliuAlbanian Kosovar singer,songwriter
  • Rona Miriel StevensonNew Zealand politician
  • Ellen Rona BarkinAmerican actress

Rona in Pop Culture

  • Rona Lisa Peretticharacter in "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
  • Ronacharacter on TV's "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"
  • Ronacharacter in anime "Ojamajo Doremi"
  • Ronaa legendary Maori woman who cursed the moon
  • "Rona" or "Miss Rona" is a common nickname for the COVID19 virus