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Also Flemish: http://www.names.be/meisjesnamen.html?met=Leona&sort=alpha
Leona is a beautiful name that has a powerful meaning. I think the name Leona is cool.
Also used in Albanian: https://instatemra.shinyapps.io/emra/
I like it. Sounds like a princess name.
With this being my name, I will say I've grown to love it. As a child and adolescent, however, I did not care for it at all. This is also my mother's name and so some of my prior feelings were due to being referred to as "Little Leona" or being constantly asked, "Are you a junior or like a second?" Followed up with, "If girls can even be a junior or second". Also, my mother is 100% Native Hawaiian and married to my father (who is from Tennessee) which is also where we lived. Not a very common name anywhere and seemed to be super uncommon around there. Now as an adult, I love my name, for more deep rooted reasons than simply having a unique/not often used name. It's more about learning to hold a certain pride in yourself, which includes your most obvious identifying label aka your moniker. Ultimately, I could care less about where it originated or what the "meaning" is because what matters is what it means to me. Also, living in a world now where people are naming their children what the heck ever, spelled however the heck they feel it should be spelled, origins don't seem to matter. I literally saw the name Tastious the other day. Not judging and could care less that was someone's name, I'm just making a point that names can be derived from anywhere. PS: I also have a brother (not twin) named Leon. My mom says my dad stopped helping in naming us and she got tired of trying to think of names lol!
Incredible!
I love this name and its empowerment.
Will you please stop removing several usage without reason?! This name also used in Germany as LoQuiero said 11/22/2007.
I looked over thousands of names for my baby girl, and this one ended up on my list. I love how it’s easy to pronounce and recognize, and not heard often at all. I think it has a beautiful timeless feel to it too.
Also Dutch, Dutch (Antillian), Dutch (Surinamese): https://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nvb/naam/is/Leona
Also Croatian: https://actacroatica.com/en/name/Leona/
Also Provençal: https://ieo-oc.org/spip.php?page=article&id_article=300 --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
It's pretty.
Leona is also Dutch (Rare), Polish, and Croatian. The name day for Leona in Poland is June 15.
I've only ever seen this spelled Liona, and I definitely like that better. This name is fine, I guess. I prefer Liana.
I love it as a middle name!
Not uncommon in German-speaking Switzerland: https://www.behindthename.com/name/leona/top/switzerland
Also Slovene: https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona
I was originally going to name my daughter Vivian after my Grandmother, but my brother claimed it. So I'm using Vivian as a middle name. It's not a competition. I plan to name my daughter Leona after her brother Leo who was named after their dad. Leo had another son named Leo. The first and second Leo's died sadly.
Leona is a beautiful, strong, name. I love how it means Lioness, certainly one of the best meanings out there.
So Leona is actually a wonderful name I could use if I have a daughter. Leona Vivian, has a nice ring to it doesn't it?
I love this name, it's so pretty. I love the way it's spelled, the way it sounds. This is wonderful.
Also Polish: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona
I want to like this name, but; it just feels like it's trying too hard. It is interesting that so many Leonas mentioned people not remembering their name. I know a little girl with this name and I always struggle to recall if it is Leona, Lenora, or Liora when I see her.
Not a fan.
In 2018, 84 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Leona who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 827th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Lovely, feminine, and strong.
When I was younger I had a Webkinz Signature Persian Cat named Leona. It has a refined sound to me, so it fit her perfectly.
Teasing alert: "Oh, no, it's Leona!"
Well, this is my name :) I appreciate the fierceness behind it. As a kid I hated it because everyone said it wrong and no one could remember it! Haha Lee is a great nickname and it worked until I was older in age. It really is beautiful and unique! People still struggle with remembering what it is, but it's not a big deal to me anymore.
My name is Leona and I think that this name is pretty in every way. It is so beautiful. My mom and I love it and everyone who I meet loves it too.
Everyone seems to love this name, but I'm going to disagree. It just doesn't sound feminine. It's Leon with an A, not a girls name.
This is one of those names that I have always loved, even when I was younger. I have no clue where I heard it, but I remember one of my favorite toys being named Leona. I would seriously consider it for a child.
This is my name and everyone I know hates their own name, but me personally, I love my name :) :) lucky me :P.
This is such a pretty name. I like the sound of it, and it reminds me of the classy and beautiful Leona Lewis.
Also used in Croatia.
I first heard this name when I was around nine, and I thought it was so cool. Now, though I do prefer the less conventional and common Leonie, I still love Leona. Leona has beauty, grace and charm, and I love how it means "lioness". It's gorgeous whether you pronounce it lee-O-na or LE-o-na or le-O-na, though I slightly prefer the first pronunciation, as I like names that have a "ee" and stressed "o" sound - Leona, Iona, Fiona, Ilona. It reminds me of a young woman who's intelligent and independent; a lioness.
This name also exists in Spanish, Italian, Czech, and Polish, among other languages. I like this name very much.
Leona and Elsa would be good names for twins born under the star sign Leo.
Leona Aglukkaq, politician
Leona Brown, boxer
Leona Dalrymple, author
Leona Dombrowska, politician
Leona Florentino, poet
Leona Gom, novelist and poet
Leona Graham, DJ and voiceover artist
Leona Helmsley, hotel operator and real estate investor
Leona Hutton, silent film star
Leona Lewis, pop, R&B and soul singer-songwriter
Leona Machálková, pop singer
Leona Mitchell, soprano
Leona Naess, singer/songwriter
Leona Vicario, supporter of the Mexican War of Independence
Leona Woods, physicist
Leona Zawadzka, działaczka oświatowa (worker)
Leona Cavalli, artist
Leona Stevenson is Barbara Stanwyck's character in the excellent movie "Sorry, Wrong Number", which was a huge hit in 1944.
It's a lovely name, but I associate it with Leona Helmsley, who was basically famous for being rich and very mean to her servants and workers, and she had a very arrogant attitude towards people who weren't rich. She herself had basically become massively rich by marrying a billionaire.
Well, this is my middle name; I've never been very fond of it. Everyone else seems to like it, but it reminds me of old people, perhaps because this name belonged to two of my great-grandmothers.
In Germany, the name is sometimes pronounced LAY-o-nah, based on the correct German prounciation of the German name Leonie, LAY-o-nee. [noted -ed]
The beautiful songstress that won UK's 2006 singing competion known as The X Factor was named Leona Lewis. She was the first female singer to win.
Leo = lion; Leona in most texts means "brave" or "brave-hearted".
I think this is a pretty name - it's not totally weird but sounds slightly exotic. My friend has a sister named this, and I also have another friend who is called this, but she spells her name Leeona, which makes it a bit more unique, I guess!

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