What does iona mean?

Definitions for ionaaɪˈoʊ nə

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  1. Iona(ProperNoun)

    A small island in the Inner Hebrides.

  2. Iona(ProperNoun)

    of mostly Scottish usage, derived from the place name.

  3. Origin: Possibly a misreading of Latin Ioua, Gaelic Ì, Old Norse ey "island".


  1. Iona

    Iona is a small island in the Inner Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland. It was a centre of Irish monasticism for four centuries and is today renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty. It is a popular tourist destination and a place for retreats. Its modern Gaelic name means "Iona of Columba".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Iona

    a fertile little island 1½ m. W. of Mull, where St. Columba landed from Ireland A.D. 563, and built a monastery which was for centuries the centre of ecclesiastical life and missionary enterprise among the Scots of Scotland and Ireland and the Angles of the N. of England. It is 3½ m. long and 1½ broad.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iona in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iona in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Jane Costello:

    Iona loves her animals. That’s what makes us think this is an odd situation.

  2. Iona College processor Jeanne Zaino:

    Is it going to be 1968 Chicago ? Probably not, but Iona College could be Iona College and a much more raucous convention than anybody thought we’ve ever see in Philadelphia this year.

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