Oona - girls name

Oona name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Oona name meaning:

The name Oona is of Irish origin and has various meanings depending on the source. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Irish name Úna, which means "lamb" or "one." This meaning reflects qualities such as innocence, gentleness, and purity. Oona can also be seen as a variant of the Scottish name Una, which is believed to mean "one" or "only." In this context, the name may symbolize uniqueness or singularity.

Additionally, Oona is associated with the legendary figure of Oonagh or Oona, known as the queen of the fairies in Irish folklore. This connection adds a mystical and magical element to the name, evoking the idea of enchantment and otherworldly beauty. Oona is a name that carries a sense of grace and charm, embodying qualities that can be admired in a girl. Its meaning and origins give it a sense of depth and cultural richness, making it a distinctive and meaningful choice for parents seeking a name with Irish heritage and a touch of enchantment.

Origin: English


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Overall UK ranking: 918 out of 5581

38 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Oona

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