Iona

Meaning of the Irish name Iona. Listen and learn how to pronounce Iona so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: St. Colmcille founded his monastery on Iona, the island between Ireland and Scotland in 563 AD and thus the name is associated with “blessed.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Iona

PRONUNCIATION: i + o + na”

ENGLISH:

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Iona and read along with the meaning)

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