Oona

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Gender: Female Meaning of Oona: "lamb" Origin of Oona: Irish, variation of Una

The name Oona is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "lamb". Oona and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Oona is a name made famous by Eugene O'Neill's daughter, who became Charlie Chaplin's wife. One of the original Oona's granddaughters was named after her, and is now an actress famous in her own right for playing Talisa of Volantis in HBO's "Game of Thrones." The double-o beginning gives their name a lot of oomph.

In Irish legend, Una/Oona was a daughter of a king of Lochlainn. The name was very popular in Ireland in the Middle Ages, and is currently seeing a comeback--also spelled Oonagh.

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Famous People Named Oona

Oona Castilla Chaplin, Spanish actress; granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin
Oona O'Neill Chaplin, fourth wife of Charlie Chaplin; daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill
Oona Garthwaite, American singer-songwriter
Oona Hart, American model and actress
Oona Laurence, American actress
Oona Louhivaara, Finnish actress
Oona Yaffe, American contestant on TV's "MasterChef Junior"
Oona Tamsyn King, Baroness King of Bow, British MP
Izzy Oona Murphy (b. 2016), daughter of actor/comedian Eddie Murphy and model Paige Butcher

Pop Culture References for the name Oona

Oona, fairy in the Ridley Scott film "Legend"
Oona, character in the Kiki Strike book series
Oona, character on Nick Jr. TV show "Bubble Guppies"
Oona, mermaid character in Eva Ibbotson children's book "Island of the Aunts"
Oona, character on the Irish children's show "Puffin Rock"
Ooona, computer software

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