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

Iona Origin and Meaning

The name Iona is a girl's name of Scottish origin.

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

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letmein Says:


Cute name! I like it!

Daiseymae Says:


I think this is a very pretty and feminine name.

Haids1987 Says:


I knew an Iona in school, but she was Indian and she said ee-WAH-nah.

EW314 Says:


I've only ever met one Iona - it's an unusual but lovely name. I do prefer Ione though - it's more mellifluous and has a more classical feel. I also like just Io, which is probably what I'd use as a nickname for either Iona or Ione.

Catastroffy Says:


This is such a beautiful name.

Zelliew Says:


I've met one Iona & she wears it well.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I knew a girl with this name who was teased by kids asking her what she owned but she still loved her name and didn't care what others thought because she had been named after her great-grandmother

Guest Says:


I so would use this name but I feel the "you own a what" punchline is just waiting to be used. sigh.

lesliemarion Says:


The most beautiful and sacred island and a wonderful name.