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Gender: Female Pronunciation: CLEE-uh-na Meaning of Cliona: "shapely" Origin of Cliona: Irish

The name Cliona is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "shapely". Cliona and is often added to lists like Taurus Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Attached in Irish mythology to a Cliona who was, among other things, an inspirer of poets. Cliona is well-used in modern Ireland, along with Irish form Cliodhna, though it's largely unknown in the rest of the world.

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Famous People Named Cliona

Cliona (aka Cliodhna), Irish mythological figure, Queen of the Banshees of the Tuatha De Danann
Cliona Ni Chiosain, Irish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Cliona

Cliona, the grandmother of Grainne in "The Mermaids Singing" by Lisa Carey
Cliona is the main character in the fairy tale 'Mother Holle, or Cliona and the Three Caskets'


RoddyThlayli Says:


I personally like Cliona more than Fiona, but I definitely don't dislike Fiona. It's just my opinion.

brazile Says:


The correct pronunciation is pretty, but it would be ripe for much-less-pretty mistakes. Even if people got it right, it sounds a bit like "cleaner". Not a great choice.

Licialou Says:


Really? My toddler is named Fiona and everyone loves her name. So clearly, I disagree. Cliona sounds like a disease or a made up mess. Leona is pretty, but not Cliona.

RoddyThlayli Says:


This is such a cool name- I like the spelling Cliodhna also. They're both so much prettier than Fiona.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


See also: girl name "Varina". That's on here too.

lesliemarion Says:


Yikes, sounds like an intimate female body part to me.