More info about the name "Nonie"
Nonie is a diminutive of Ione. Ione originates in Greek language and means "purple flower". In Greek mythology, Ione was the name of one of the Nereids, the sea nymphs. It is also the name of several places in the United States. As a feminine given name it has been used since the 19th century but nowadays is rather rare in the United States.