Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Oona

Oona and Oonagh are variant spellings of the Irish Úna, derived from the Gaelic “uan” meaning “lamb”. The name is also used among the Finnish people, but pronounced AW-na. The most famous name bearer is Oona O’Neill Chaplin (1925-1991), the daughter of Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O’Neill and the fourth and last wife of comic genius Charlie Chaplin. When Oona and Chaplin wed in 1943, she was 18 and he was 54. This obviously garnered a lot of media attention, but the pair stayed married up until Chaplin’s death and together they produced eight children.

All About the Baby Name – Oona

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME OONA

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME OONA

Oona is one of those obscure Irish female names that has never achieved any kind of success in the United States. In fact, about 40 baby girls born in 2012 received the name – very rare indeed. Yet there’s something pleasantly unusual and charming about Oona. Not to mention it’s one of the very few “O” names in circulation.

Quick Facts

ON OONA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

OO-na

SIMPLE MEANING:

Lamb

Characteristics

OF OONA

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Oona

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME OONA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Oona

Popular Songs

ON OONA

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Famous People

NAMED OONA

Oona O’Neill Chaplin

Children of Famous People

NAMED OONA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Oona

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME OONA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Oona