Gender Feminine
Scripts Ἰόνη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ie-O-nee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Ancient Greek ἴον (ion) meaning "violet flower". This was the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, though perhaps based on the Greek place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020