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Gender: F Pronunciation: eye-own-uh Origin of Iona: Scottish place-name

This name of a small island off the coast of Scotland is trending upwards along with other I names.

Famous People Named Iona

Iona Opie, British folklorist
Olivia Iona Louise Langdon, wife of Mark Twain

Pop Culture References for the name Iona

Iona College
Iona, from "Pretty in Pink"
Iona McNair, character in the children's book 'Sky Hawk'
Iona, greek word name for a precious stone, and also a greek name.
In Celtic lore, tiny Iona is one of Earth's "thin places" where the veil with heaven is worn thin. A deeply spiritual spot, inhabited since prehistoric times & always deemed sacred - long before the coming of Christianity. A testimony to this is the island's name itself: Celtic *yewo "yew"
The monastery at Iona was the birthplace and original location of the world's most famous illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells.
Molly Dawes a.k.a. Iona Payne, character on TV's Forever