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What does Iola mean?

Iola Pronunciation of Iola [io-la] as a girls' name is pronounced eye-OH-lah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Iola is "violet-colored dawn".

Associated with: greek, violet, dawn.


Iola has 1 variant: Iole.

Affiliated girl name: Yolanda.

Creative forms:
(female) Ieela, Iolai, ..

(male) Iolo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Iola Krystal (I.K.), ..

How popular is Iola?

Iola is a very popular first name for females (#1061 out of 4276, Top 25%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Iola reached its apex position of #343 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iola name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iola outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Yolanda (#1906 the previous year) is the only other popular variation form of Iola. Adoption of these forms of Iola was common 45 years ago (average #1058) and is now significantly reduced, with versions such as Yolanda becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iola, Yolanda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iola and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Iola is pronounced similarly to Aila, Aili, Ali, Alia, Alla, Alli, Allia, Ally, Ayla, Ela, Elah, Eli, Elia, Elly, Eula, Eulah, Huela, Ili, Illa, Illia, Olia, Olla, Ulli, Willa and Yolie. Other suggested similar names are Adola, Arla, Byla, Cala, Dila, Dola, Erla, Gala, Hala, Idona, Illsa, Ilona, Ilsa, Inda, Inga, Inya, Io, Iolani, Iona, Ira, Irma, Isa, Isha, Isla, Isolda, Isolt, Isota, Izola, Jola, Kyla, Lela, Lila, Lola, Lyla, Mala, Mila, Nila, Noela, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nula, Nyla, Orla, Pola, Sela, Tola, Vala, Viola and Zola. These names tend to be less frequently used than Iola.

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