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What does Iolanthe mean?

Iolanthe /io-lan-the/ 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.

Affiliated girl names: Jolan and Violet.

Iolanthe has 6 more different relations via Yolanda: Eolande, Eolantha, Iolande, Jolanne, Jolanta and Yolande.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ilanthe, Illanthe, ..

(male) Iolaning, Iolannio, ..

How popular is Iolanthe?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Iolanthe and related names. Violet (#67 in recent rankings), Yolanda (#1722) and Yolande are the prominent varying forms of Iolanthe (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Iolanthe was well-received among parents in the year 2013 (usage of 0.3%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3%, 1.1% less), but with the version Yolanda becoming less stylish. Violet is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Atlante, Blanche, Bolanile, Calantha, Calanthe, Cleanthe, Clianthe (see Cliantha), Dianthe, Evanthe, Iantha, Ianthe, Ilane, Ilanit, Ioanah (see Ioanna), Iolana, Iolani, Jolande, Kalantha, Klianthe, Melantha, Olathe, Rhodanthe, Rolande, Solange, Violante, Violanthe, Xanthe, Yolane and Yolanne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Iolanthe.