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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leona

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Leona means "Lioness" and is of Unknown origin.

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  1. A female given name, a feminine form of Leo through Leon.

Leona was also found in the following language(s): Czech

Notable Persons Named Leona

Leona Lewis is a musician. She plays Vocals, Mezzo-soprano, and Piano. She holds the title 'Bleeding Love' and Homeless". She has been prominent since 2006. Leona was given the name Leona Louise Lewis on April 3rd, 1985 in Islington.

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Leona Helmsley was a hotelier, real estate investor, and real estate entrepreneur. Leona was given the name Lena Mindy Rosenthal on July 4th, 1920 in Marbletown, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on August 20th, 2007.

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Leona Aglukkaq is a Minister of the Environment, Minister of Health, Nunavut Legislative, Minister of Environment, Climate Change (Canada), and Minister of Health (Canada). She was most active from 2013 to 2015. Leona was born on June 28th, 1967 in Inuvik.

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Leona Naess is an alternative rock musician. Her ongoing career started in 1998. Leona was given the name Leona Kristina Naess on July 31st, 1974.

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Leona Woods Marshall Libby was a in the field of physics. Leona was born on August 9th, 1919 in La Grange, Illinois. She breathed her last breath on November 10th, 1986.

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Leona Williams is a country music musician. She plays Vocals and Bass guitar. She was most prominent from 1958 to present. Leona was given the name Leona Belle Helton on January 7th, 1943.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leona

He breathed his last breath in 1277.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 137 137 0
1881 138 138 0
1882 163 163 0
1883 178 178 0
1884 210 210 0
1885 231 231 0
1886 227 227 0
1887 208 208 0
1888 311 311 0
1889 348 348 0
1890 332 332 0
1891 352 352 0
1892 440 440 0
1893 463 463 0
1894 471 471 0
1895 520 520 0
1896 556 556 0 #94 girl name
1897 619 619 0 #88 girl name
1898 665 665 0 #90 girl name
1899 665 665 0 #84 girl name
1900 825 825 0 #85 girl name
1901 786 779 7 #78 girl name
1902 875 875 0 #76 girl name
1903 886 881 5 #76 girl name
1904 1,003 998 5 #69 girl name
1905 1,083 1,083 0 #69 girl name
1906 1,023 1,017 6 #72 girl name
1907 1,106 1,106 0 #72 girl name
1908 1,126 1,118 8 #74 girl name
1909 1,167 1,167 0 #72 girl name
1910 1,233 1,220 13 #79 girl name
1911 1,329 1,329 0 #76 girl name
1912 1,658 1,650 8 #76 girl name
1913 1,921 1,911 10 #74 girl name
1914 2,174 2,174 0 #79 girl name
1915 2,972 2,972 0 #74 girl name
1916 3,103 3,086 17 #75 girl name
1917 3,121 3,115 6 #80 girl name
1918 3,346 3,335 11 #79 girl name
1919 3,040 3,033 7 #90 girl name
1920 3,182 3,166 16 #89 girl name
1921 3,218 3,210 8 #92 girl name
1922 2,835 2,825 10
1923 2,752 2,744 8 #100 girl name
1924 2,801 2,794 7
1925 2,526 2,515 11
1926 2,438 2,430 8
1927 2,254 2,241 13
1928 2,096 2,084 12
1929 2,031 2,022 9
1930 1,880 1,872 8
1931 1,753 1,743 10
1932 1,679 1,670 9
1933 1,461 1,461 0
1934 1,484 1,473 11
1935 1,314 1,307 7
1936 1,244 1,235 9
1937 1,181 1,173 8
1938 1,172 1,164 8
1939 1,075 1,075 0
1940 1,034 1,027 7
1941 998 998 0
1942 1,067 1,055 12
1943 1,061 1,061 0
1944 895 895 0
1945 843 843 0
1946 819 819 0
1947 815 815 0
1948 775 775 0
1949 739 739 0
1950 681 681 0
1951 669 669 0
1952 602 602 0
1953 584 584 0
1954 569 569 0
1955 508 508 0
1956 520 520 0
1957 497 497 0
1958 529 529 0
1959 483 483 0
1960 462 462 0
1961 427 427 0
1962 419 419 0
1963 462 462 0
1964 404 404 0
1965 349 349 0
1966 317 317 0
1967 303 303 0
1968 275 275 0
1969 277 277 0
1970 285 285 0
1971 218 218 0
1972 227 227 0
1973 220 220 0
1974 189 189 0
1975 191 191 0
1976 158 158 0
1977 170 170 0
1978 184 184 0
1979 182 182 0
1980 167 167 0
1981 152 152 0
1982 144 144 0
1983 127 127 0
1984 123 123 0
1985 135 135 0
1986 130 130 0
1987 125 125 0
1988 110 110 0
1989 142 142 0
1990 103 103 0
1991 114 114 0
1992 100 100 0
1993 89 89 0
1994 74 74 0
1995 90 90 0
1996 91 91 0
1997 101 101 0
1998 81 81 0
1999 89 89 0
2000 108 108 0
2001 89 89 0
2002 104 104 0
2003 103 103 0
2004 133 133 0
2005 139 139 0
2006 143 143 0
2007 151 151 0
2008 236 236 0
2009 274 274 0
2010 255 255 0
2011 282 282 0
2012 287 287 0
2013 372 372 0
2014 378 378 0
2015 417 417 0
2016 505 505 0
2017 555 555 0

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Popularity of Leona as a first name

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Popularity of Leona as a last name

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Common last names for Leona

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • Baker
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leona U.S.
  White 66.42% 64.26%
  African American 4.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leona

People with the last name Leona are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Leona

  • What name lists does Leona rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leona? Leona is the 614th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leona was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 108,612 babies born with the first name Leona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leona to occupy the territory of United States Virgin Islands (USA) with an estimated population of 106,405 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 137 new born babies.
  • When was Leona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leona is Sunday, August 5th, 1832.
  • What year had the most people named Leona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leona was in 1918 with a total of 3,335 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leona!
  • Random Leona Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leona ranks 61st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 21 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Leona: Your name in reverse order is Anoel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oanel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leona? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Leona.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leona? Leona is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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