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My best friend's name is Alonah (uh-lawn-uh) but she hates it because no one can say it right. She is constantly called Aloha which is ridiculous because they are obviously not the same.
Lauren22  12/17/2017
Someone commented that it's not to be used in America, but I definitely disagree because that person's reasoning is just his or her own personal impression. This is my name & I assure you - I have gotten nothing but compliments my entire life in America about it. It brings smiles & comments of 'that's beautiful,' 'what a beautiful name' (& even comments like 'how poetic sounding'). Also, although the root is Hebrew, most people hearing it in America don't associate it with Israel or Jewishness. It's fine if someone associates it with that, but I myself am not Jewish. Most people in America who guess an origin of it guess Hawaii because it reminds them of the Hawaiian word 'aloha.' (In America, it's pronounced "uh LO nuh" ('lo' rhyming with go) or "uh LAH nuh" - usually "uh LO nuh." Obviously it's the "uh LO nuh" pronunciation that reminds some folks of 'aloha.')
ARoseByAnyOtherName  1/25/2016
Alona Frankel is an Israeli writer. She is most famous for her Once Upon a Potty books.
bananarama  7/6/2011
Often used as a Hebrew sounding variation of the Russian Alyona, same way as Yuri is changed to Uri.
tFighterPilot  1/26/2011
Famous bearer: Israeli actress Alona Tal.
Her most notable roles were Meg Manning on Veronica Mars and Jo Harvelle on Supernatural and she also guest starred on other shows such as the Mentalist, Ghost Whisperer and Monk.
Lilya  1/30/2010
Not the worst Jewish name out there, but in English-speaking countries, this name sounds too much like the word 'alone'.
slight night shiver  5/14/2008
Oh, and even worse, it sounds like ''a loner'' with a ghetto or New York Jew pronunciation. Not to be used in America. In Britain, the word 'loner' is pretty much pronounced like ''lonah'' anyway, so certainly not to be used in Britain, Australia, or New Zealand.
slight night shiver  5/14/2008
Pronounced ah-loh-nah.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
I am using this name in a story I'm writing. It's not my favorite (I much prefer Havilah and Hodel as far as feminine Jewish names go), but it works for the character because it is the feminine form of Alon, which means "oak tree". Just FYI. ;)
― Anonymous User  4/4/2006

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