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Meaning and name origin

Iolanthe \i(o)-lan-the, iol(a)-nthe\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Iolanthe is "violet flower". Yolanda is the more common Spansh form. "Yolanda" was an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan in 1882.

Iolanthe has 9 variant forms: Iolanda, Iolanta, Iolantha, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Yolantha, Yolanthe, Yolley and Yollie.

For more information, see also related girl names Jolan and Violet.


Iolanthe is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Iolanthe and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Violet (#67) and Yolanda. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Violet, Yolanda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Iolande. Like Iolanthe, this name is not commonly used.