[ 3 syll. io-na, ion-a ] The baby boy name Iona is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced in English as ay-OWN-ah †. Iona is used predominantly in the Russian language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. Iona is a variant of the name Jonah (English, French, Scandinavian, and Spanish).
Iona is a rarely used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Iona, Jonah was the most regularly used. In the past century Iona has mostly been a girl name.
† Pronunciation for Iona: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"