Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Idony f. Old Icelandic Iðunn, the name of a goddess associated with apples and youth.

The Latinization Idonea was influenced by Latin idoneus, idonea 'suitable, fit, proper'.

1340xc1450 Idonia (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 2; 1377 Idunia (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5; 1381 Edenea (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 107, Edonea (nom) ibid. p. 106, Idonia (nom) FenPT-2 p. 9, Suffolk1381 p. 69
Middle English
1431–32 Idany EEW p. 91, Idony ibid. p. 91
1395 Idkyne EEW p. 6
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Idony". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Idony.