What does Iola mean?
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".
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.