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Ona, is in Tuscarora language, similar to Bantu Langauge use, to see, farewell, etc.
Ona is evidently an ancient term carried into various languages today.
terash59  3/6/2018
Ona means one, prime or unity in Old Gaelic. My grandmother, Ona (OH-na), was of Scotch-Irish descent. She was the last one to be born in her family. I named my first child after her.

Later we lived in S.E. Africa, there we learned "Ona" means "see, look" in the Bantu tongues. The Bantu "Ona" is a profound witness of reality, a proof with your own eyes, a confirmation of expectations.

"Ona! Ona!" is an excited greeting when you recognize someone far off, "Look! I see that you are coming!"

Ona is found within many traditional Bantu names such as Ti•cha•Ona, literally "We shall see". Tichaona is a statement of faith & expectation. Tichaona confirms that we shall see it with our own eyes, it will come to pass where all can see.
racadwalader  11/26/2017
I named my youngest daughter Ona. I saw the name on a documentary that I was watching and I thought it was old fashioned and unique. Everyone compliments her name. I am not sure if she will ever meet another Ona but that is okay. It is a beautiful and sweet name that fits her perfectly!
― Anonymous User  3/21/2016
Ona is also a Catalan feminine name. According to some websites it originally developed as a nickname for Mariona, a Catalan diminutive of Maria, but became popular as it coincides with the Catalan word "Ona", meaning "wave". The word itself is derived from the Latin "unda". According the data on Spain's Instituto Nacional de Estadística website Ona began to be used as a given name in Barcelona during the 1970s and became popular in the 2000s. In 2010 Ona ranked as the 28th most popular girls' name in Catalonia. [noted -ed]
overtheclouds  10/1/2012
In Catalan, means "wave".
― Anonymous User  12/11/2010
Ona means "she" in Polish.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2010
I do think this name is pretty and simple, but it sounds and looks like "onna" which means "woman" in Japanese, so I wouldn't use it.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2010
Ona Munson was an actress who played Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind.
bananarama  7/6/2009
This is my cousin's name, she pronounces it "OH-nuh".
― Anonymous User  3/22/2008
The famous classic book "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair features a main character Ona, who is Lithuanian, and is very small and delicate. The book does get graphic, but is definitely a good read from the 1930s.
mhavril39  2/1/2008
Ona means "She" in Czech and Slovak.
Maggie_Simpson  11/1/2007
I love the English pronunciation of the name, "O-nuh". Very special but still not too strange.
LoQuiero  10/23/2007
I have a friend who bears this name. She pronounces it "Oh-nay".
Paxton  8/29/2006
Ona also means "wave" in Catalan. Pronounced "AW-nuh".
mar  3/15/2006
Actress Ona Grauer is a famous bearer.
Kekepania  2/25/2006
I very much like this name. I didn't know it was Lithuanian. I like it very much because it's short but strong. When I have a baby girl, I'm definitely calling her "Ona". In Catalonia there ara several "Ona"s.
kaira  3/9/2005

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