Leona

Leona - A very unique female name



  Jul 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leona, meaning lioness, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #79. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leona and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leona? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Leona. The baby girl name Leona was given to 246 baby girls in 2012, ranking #888 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,745 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leona peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1913 on position 74.



Famous with this name

Leona Casella
Leona Pellerin
Leona Dusáková


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Leona is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leona is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #443 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,799.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Leona is where you live.


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Leona origin and meaning

Leona is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means lioness. To see famous people named Leona, pop culture references for the name Leona and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leona

We've found the following names that sound similar to Leona, sorted by popularity.

Lillian / Lynn / Lena / Lynne / Lana / Liliana / Leanne / Leann / Leilani / Leanna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012888
2011924
2010978
2009987
20081152
20071486
20061621
20051618
20041723
20032166
20021851
20011978
20001743
19992163
19982626
19971699
19961971
19952001
19943002
19931763
19922040
19911590
19901483
19891199
19881648
19871243
19861114
19851229
19841336
19831302
19821133
19811074
1980978
1979851
1978822
1977918
1976892
1975790
1974764
1973730
1972663
1971729
1970619
1969602
1968565
1967535
1966535
1965509
1964482
1963442
1962472
1961471
1960458
1959436
1958396
1957414
1956390
1955388
1954364
1953342
1952336
1951300
1950295
1949281
1948274
1947269
1946245
1945224
1944218
1943198
1942195
1941186
1940183
1939175
1938171
1937168
1936160
1935153
1934139
1933139
1932135
1931133
1930129
1929121
1928122
1927121
1926111
1925108
1924103
1923100
1922101
192192
192089
191990
191879
191780
191675
191574
191478
191374
191276
191176
191079

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota443
South Carolina534
Pennsylvania545
Iowa579
Oregon581
Missouri616
Ohio625
Michigan660
Wisconsin667
Kentucky701
Virginia707
Illinois843
Georgia853
Florida868
Arizona923
California961
Maryland974
North Carolina1011
Washington1015
Indiana1123
Tennessee1175
New Jersey1294
New York1336
Texas1799

Even more about Leona


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Leona a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Leona?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Leona
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,745
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +246

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