Iolanthe meaning, girlIolanthe

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What does Iolanthe mean?

Iolanthe \i(o)-lan-the, iol(a)-nthe\ as a girls' 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 variants: Iolanda, Iolanta, Iolantha, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Yolantha, Yolanthe, Yolley and Yollie.

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

Iolanthe has 19 more different forms via Yolanda: Eolande, Eolantha, Iola, Iolande, Jolan, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jolanta, Yalinda, Yalonda, Yola, Yolaiza, Yoland, Yolande, Yolette, Yolie, Yollande, Yolonda and Yulanda.


Iolanthe is a rare given name for women. Iolanthe is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Iolanthe and related names. Iola, Violet (#67 in 2014), Yolanda and Yolonda are the prominent varying forms of Iolanthe (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5475%) and is now much less (usage 0.2333%, down 57.4%), with the versions Iola and Yolanda becoming less stylish. Violet (#67) is the most trendy birth name in this compilation, with this name going through a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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