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Gender: Female Pronunciation: eye-OH-nee or ee-OH-nee Origin of Ione: Greek, a violet-colored stone

The name Ione is a girl's name of Greek origin. Ione and is often added to lists like Cool Girls' Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

This unusual Greek flower and color name has gained considerable recent attention via actress Ione Skye, who is the daughter of sixties folksinger Donovan.

Ione was one of the fifty sea nymphs--Nereids--in ancient Greek mythology.

Parents attracted to newer I-names like Isla might want to consider the distinctive Ione. The English pronunciation usually starts with the long I, while in the Latin languages such as Italian it starts with the long E sound.

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Famous People Named Ione

Ione Skye, American actress
Ione Jean Christensen, Canadian Senator
Ione Franklin (b. 1877), daughter of the artist James McNeill Whistler
Doris Ione Smith, birth name of Donna Douglas, American actress
Aeone Victoria Watson, British singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Ione

Ione Foster, character in 2011 film "Detention"
Ione, male character in TV series "Andromeda"
also pr. eye-OWN

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