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12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
194
in the U.S.
in 2010

Iona

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How popular is the baby name Iona in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 18 0
1881 18 18 0
1882 22 22 0
1883 18 18 0
1884 17 17 0
1885 23 23 0
1886 18 18 0
1887 22 22 0
1888 31 31 0
1889 37 37 0
1890 37 37 0
1891 28 28 0
1892 44 44 0
1893 44 44 0
1894 48 48 0
1895 50 50 0
1896 56 56 0
1897 57 57 0
1898 52 52 0
1899 39 39 0
1900 83 83 0
1901 64 64 0
1902 62 62 0
1903 73 73 0
1904 90 90 0
1905 88 88 0
1906 83 83 0
1907 93 93 0
1908 101 101 0
1909 101 101 0
1910 124 124 0
1911 110 110 0
1912 141 141 0
1913 147 147 0
1914 164 164 0
1915 270 270 0
1916 320 320 0
1917 330 330 0
1918 404 404 0
1919 353 353 0
1920 373 373 0
1921 360 360 0
1922 331 331 0
1923 343 343 0
1924 332 332 0
1925 294 294 0
1926 263 263 0
1927 300 300 0
1928 275 275 0
1929 279 279 0
1930 232 232 0
1931 235 235 0
1932 194 194 0
1933 186 186 0
1934 178 178 0
1935 162 162 0
1936 162 162 0
1937 123 123 0
1938 128 128 0
1939 147 147 0
1940 97 97 0
1941 89 89 0
1942 112 112 0
1943 109 109 0
1944 94 94 0
1945 80 80 0
1946 95 95 0
1947 71 71 0
1948 75 75 0
1949 65 65 0
1950 71 71 0
1951 82 82 0
1952 67 67 0
1953 58 58 0
1954 68 68 0
1955 71 71 0
1956 56 56 0
1957 35 35 0
1958 45 45 0
1959 57 57 0
1960 37 37 0
1961 40 40 0
1962 31 31 0
1963 30 30 0
1964 33 33 0
1965 26 26 0
1966 20 20 0
1967 37 37 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 19 19 0
1970 24 24 0
1971 20 20 0
1972 18 18 0
1973 26 26 0
1974 21 21 0
1975 19 19 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 20 20 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 21 21 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 9 9 0
1986 15 15 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 5 5 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 23 23 0
1998 17 17 0
1999 20 20 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 33 33 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 35 35 0
2005 28 28 0
2006 39 39 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 35 30 5
2009 35 35 0
2010 44 44 0
2011 38 38 0
2012 42 42 0
2013 45 45 0
2014 57 57 0
2015 64 64 0

Fun Facts about the name Iona

  • How many people with the first name Iona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,624 babies born with the first name Iona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iona to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Iona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Iona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Iona is Thursday, May 7th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Iona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iona was in 1918 with a total of 404 babies.
  • Random Iona Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iona ranks 108th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Iona: Your name in reverse order is Anoi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anoi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Iona? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 194 people with the last name Iona.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Iona? Iona is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Iona as a first name

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Popularity of Iona as a last name

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Common last names for Iona

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Nelson
  • Anderson
  • Green

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Iona U.S.
  White 38.14% 64.26%
  African American 3.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 19.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Iona

People with the last name Iona are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Iona" mean? The list below shows the origins of Iona as well as things modernly associated with the name Iona such as celebrities named Iona.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Iona

The name "Iona" is of Scottish origin, and it means "From the island of Iona, Scotland". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Possibly a misreading of Latin Ioua, Irish Í, or Old Norse ey (“island”).

  1. A small island in the Inner Hebrides.
  2. A female given name of mostly Scottish usage, derived from the place name.
  3. A census-designated place in Florida.
  4. A city in Idaho.
  5. A city in Minnesota.
  6. A ghost town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  7. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Iona was also found in the following language(s): Hawaiian and Latin

Other Inspirations for the Name Iona

Iona College
Iona Craig
Iona Locke
Iona Morris
Iona Institute
Iona Prep
Iona Senior Services
Iona Shield Of Emeria
Iona Rozeal Brown

What does the name Iona mean?

Iis for important, the search for all parts of life that are

Ois for objective, always impartial

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

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