The name Leona is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "lioness". Leona is ranked #598 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Best name or combo from previous poster's signature!".
From the experts:
A top 100 name from 1896 to 1921, Leona reached as high as Number 72.
Since then, Leona had seemed to be one of the most unfashionable of the pride of lion names, but singer Leona Lewis has done a lot to rejuvenate it.
Leona returned to the Top 1000 in 2009 after decades of being away, and reached Number 598 in 2016.
A somewhat more sophisticated option is the French Leontine.