Scottish spelling variation of Rhona; Norwegian; Hebrew"might; song"
Rona Origin and Meaning
The name Rona is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "might; song".
Rona ranked in the US Top 1000 in the mid-20th century but holds new meaning in the 2020s. "Rona" has become slang for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which gives the name a dark and somber edge. In 2020, Rona was given to 17 baby girls (a fall from 26 the previous year). In 2021, it dropped to just 5 — we expect it to drop off the list entirely in the years to come.
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Rona Rank in US Top 1000
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Famous People Named Rona
- Ronalee "Rona" Chapchuk AmbroseCanadian politician
- Rona AndersonScottish actress
- Rona BarrettAmerican gossip columnist
- Rona Alison FairheadEnglish businesswoman and chair of the BBC Trust
- Rona JaffeAmerican novelist
- Rona MunroScottish playwright and novelist
- Rona Jean MurrayCanadian poet
- Rona NishliuAlbanian Kosovar singer,songwriter
- Rona Miriel StevensonNew Zealand politician
- Ellen Rona BarkinAmerican actress
Rona in Pop Culture
- Rona Lisa Peretticharacter in "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
- Ronacharacter on TV's "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"
- Ronacharacter in anime "Ojamajo Doremi"
- Ronaa legendary Maori woman who cursed the moon
- "Rona" or "Miss Rona" is a common nickname for the COVID19 virus