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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Leona
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Leona in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Leona:
Records indicate that 102,857 girls in the United States have been named Leona since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 3,335 people in the U.S. were given the name Leona. Those people are now 100 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Leona
Based on the comments submitted below
10 Positive Comments
"I named my daughter Leona. It just felt right. It?s just such a beautiful name. It was the first name my husband and I had both agreed on." Nov. 27, 2018:
"When I was in High School I didn't like it. It was to different. I have only met one person. When I was little everyone called me Noni. My big brother couldn't pronounce it. I am now Grammie Nonee to my grandbabies." Jun. 4, 2018:
"The best name the world has ever heard and created! Name your child this, its a great name and extremely unique!" Nov. 26, 2017:
"This is my name and my mother chose it because she said it is a beautiful name. I'm not too keen on the name but I am happy that my mother has named me this. My nickname is Lili and my little brother calls me Nona (hahaha very funny). I enjoy my name extremely." Mar. 6, 2016:
"I named my daughter Leona because its a beautiful name and love its meaning. Strong like a lion. Names do have effect on people believe it or not." Jan. 16, 2010:
"The best person I knew, my great aunt, her name was Leona. Some day I would be honored to use this name if I ever have a daughter. I hope to life my life as great as she did. Beautiful name!" Dec. 21, 2009:
"it's too pretty to be that old fashioned! should be due for a comeback..soon" Aug. 20, 2009:
"I recently named my daughter Leona after her great-great grandmother... i think it's a beautiful name. Her 3 year old brother calls her Noni (no knee)" Sep. 25, 2008:
"Everyone thinks I'm ninety...and that it is old fashioned" Aug. 7, 2006:
"hiya, my best mates name is leona, i think it is a beautiful name and it suits her perfectly. her nickname is lennie and i love her to bits! xx" Jun. 16, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"I do not like my name, pronounced lee-o-na. I was given the nickname Lee by a friend. Since it has to appear as Leona on all legal documents, more people are aware that it is my legal name. The first time I heard of Leona Lewis, I hoped it wouldn't catch on. Leona isn't Leona Helmsley given name. I have no idea why she chose it. In my school of six hundred, one other girl had that name." May. 23, 2017:
5 Neutral Comments
"My name is leona and I love my name ... it's beautiful .. it's hard to have it because people pronounce it wrong .. sometimes people pronounce it ( lee-oh-nai) and (lee-o-nai) the it's supposed to be pronounced is (lee-o-na)" Jul. 30, 2017:
"Well my name is Leona but it is pronounced (lee-aw-na) but people's pronounce it te way it is spelted but my parents spelt it like that because my grandfather was Leon and a month before I was born he died so my dad spelled it leon but just add a to it so it is hard to have my name" Mar. 17, 2017:
"I tell everyone I was named after my aunt ruthi spell my name with 2 ns not one so I really love my name" Jan. 1, 2014:
"No offense to black British singer Leona Lewis who's only in her 20s, but maybe at the present time it's not wise for any U.S. parent to begin using this name again, partly because the name still retains some of its associations since the late Eighties (possibly before that) with its infamous bearer Leona Helmsley, a white American woman who died in 2007 aged 87 years and who was probably already labelled the 'Queen of Mean' before Anne Robinson began presenting 'The Weakest Link' in Britain and then took her show to the States." Jul. 3, 2008:
"Has sounded old ladyish for some time on the American side of the Atlantic. However, with the black British singer Leona Lewis now on the scene (she was born in 1985), it seems likely the name may make a comeback sometime in the future - if not in the present time." Jun. 4, 2008:
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