Oona

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

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.

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 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, a memorable contestant on season 2 of MasterChef Junior

Onna, Oonagh, Ona, Oonie, Una, Onnie