Ione - Meaning of Ione
[ 2 syll. io-ne, ion-e ] The baby girl name Ione is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced ay-OWN or ay-OW-Niy (English) †. Ione is of Old Norse and Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in English. Old Greek origin: It is derived from the word ion with the meaning 'violet'. The name was first coined by English speakers in the 19th century, possibly in reference to the Ionian people or the place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor. The name Ione does not however appear in classical Greek.
Ione is a form (English) of the English and Scottish Iona.
Ione is the feminine version of the Basque and Romanian Ion.
Another variant of the name is the English familiar form Nonie.
See also the related form, the English and Italian Iole.
Ione is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1908, 0.033% of baby girls were named Ione. It was #330 in rank then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. Out of all girl names in its family, Ione was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018. Ione has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Ione: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"