100+ Things Ionas Have Owned

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The baby name Iona isn’t very popular these days, but it saw a moderate amount of usage in the early 1900s. It has several potential origins, including the Scottish island of Iona and the ancient Greek name Ione.

Beyond usage and origin, though, there’s the fascinating fact that the name Iona sounds just like the start of this sentence: “I own a…”

So have you ever wondered what all the Ionas have owned?

I was curious about this. So I checked census records, birth records, marriage records, etc., looking for Ionas who (ostensibly) owned things — that is, Ionas who had nouns as surnames. And I found lots of them.

Here are over 100 of the things that various historical Ionas have “owned,” according to their surnames:

Iona Apple
Iona Attic
Iona Axe
Iona Badger
Iona Barber
Iona Bath
Iona Beach
Iona Bear
Iona Beard
Iona Beaver
Iona Beer
Iona Bird
Iona Blazer
Iona Blunt
Iona Bone
Iona Book
Iona Boot
Iona Box
Iona Brain
Iona Broom
Iona Burger
Iona Bush
Iona Castle
Iona Cello
Iona Cherry
Iona Child
Iona Cleaver
Iona Clock
Iona Cloud
Iona Coast
Iona Coffee
Iona Compass
Iona Couch
Iona Crabb
Iona Dollar
Iona Driver
Iona Dryer
Iona Fiddle
Iona Fiddler
Iona Field
Iona Finger
Iona Fish
Iona Fogg
Iona Foot
Iona Fortune
Iona Fox
Iona Fry
Iona Fryer
Iona Garden
Iona Groom
Iona Hair
Iona Hall
Iona Hand
Iona Head
Iona Heart
Iona Hedge
Iona Hill
Iona Hippie
Iona Hooker
Iona House
Iona Husky
Iona Kettle
Iona Kidney
Iona King
Iona Kitchen
Iona Kite
Iona Kitten
Iona Knee
Iona Lamb
Iona Lamp
Iona Law
Iona Lemon
Iona Lung
Iona Manual
Iona Mitten
Iona Moon
Iona Mountain
Iona Officer
Iona Orchard
Iona Organ
Iona Outhouse
Iona Outlaw
Iona Oyster
Iona Palm
Iona Parent
Iona Partridge
Iona Passenger
Iona Peacock
Iona Peak
Iona Pearl
Iona Pebble
Iona Penny
Iona Pigg
Iona Pitcher
Iona Plant
Iona Plum
Iona Poncho
Iona Prince
Iona Puff
Iona Queen
Iona Seal
Iona Shoulder
Iona Skiff
Iona Skipper
Iona Spear
Iona Star
Iona Stone
Iona Stoner
Iona Street
Iona Stump
Iona Summit
Iona Swan
Iona Tart
Iona Vest
Iona Wall
Iona Wedding
Iona Wine
Iona Wolf

Which one of these combinations did you like best?

And, do you think the name Iona could become trendy again one day soon? (Usage of the name has been creeping upward since the 1990s.)

Finally, here’s a video with all the funny Iona combinations above, plus a few extras:


4 thoughts on “100+ Things Ionas Have Owned

  1. Love this! After listening to the video my favorite has to be Iona Greathouse. Just one nitpick – for Apple, Orchard, Organ etc the first name should really be Ionan. It may not exist yet, but there are worse ways to make up new names.

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