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Quick Facts on Oona

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Oona

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.

Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Girl Name Oona
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Oona

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Oona

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Oona

    Oona We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Oona.

  • Popular Songs on Oona

    Popular Songs on Oona

    Oona - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Oona.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Oona

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Oona

    The Magician's Tower (Shawn Thomas Odyssey) - Sequel to The Wizard of Dark Street. Despite her extraordinary magical abilities and sleuthing skills, Oona Crate's detective agency has failed to take off. But a new challenge captures her attention--The Magician's Tower Contest. Held every five years, no one has ever completed the array of dangerous tasks (such as racing on flying carpets or defeating a horde of angry apes). As the competition commences, a case emerges. A rare punchbowl--one with unparalleled magical powers--has disappeared from the carnival surrounding the Magician's Tower. If Oona can find the culprit, she could use the bowl to answer her question about her mother's and sister's tragic deaths so many years ago--was she really at fault? Full of magic, mystery, and fun, The Magician's Tower continues the wonderful adventures of Oona Crate. Recommended for ages 9-13.

    The Wizard of Dark Street (Shawn Thomas Odyssey) - The Oona Crate Mystery Series. A 2012 Edgar Award nominee and a 2011 Agatha Award nominee. Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard's apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind. Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective. Eager for a case to prove herself, she wants to show her uncle--the Wizard of Dark Street--that logic is as powerful as magic. But when someone attacks the Wizard, Oona must delve even deeper into the world of magic to discover who wanted her uncle dead. Full of magic, odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will have you guessing until the very end. Recommended for ages 9-13.

  • Famous People Named Oona

    Famous People Named Oona

    Famous People Named Oona - Oona O’Neill Chaplin

  • Children of Famous People Named Oona

    Children of Famous People Named Oona

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Oona - Eugene O’Neill (playwright); Geraldine Chaplin (British actress); Ed O'Brien (musician, guitarist for Radiohead)

  • Historic Figures

    Oona - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Oona - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.

Variations of the Baby Name - Oona

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