Name: Iona

Origin and Meaning of the Name Iona

  • Meaning:
    Island
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    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (eye OWN ah)
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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Iona is the name of an island off the Scottish coast. Its name is derived from the Norse word "ey," meaning "island." The Gaelic name for the island is " Chaluim Cille," which means "St. Columba's island." St. Columba founded a monastery on the island in A.D. 563.

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