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Meaning and Name Origin

Jolan \j(o)-lan\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Jolan is "violet flower". Middle-European form of Iolanthe. Yolanda is the most popular American form.


Jolan has 7 variants: Jola, Jolaine, Jolande, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jolantha and Yolanne.

Jolan has 25 more different forms via Iolanthe, Yolanda: Eolande, Eolantha, Iola, Iolanda, Iolande, Iolanta, Iolantha, Iolanthe, Jolanna, Jolanthe, Yalinda, Yalonda, Yola, Yolaiza, Yoland, Yolande, Yolantha, Yolanthe, Yolette, Yolie, Yollande, Yolley, Yollie, Yolonda and Yulanda.


Jolan is a rare given name for women. Jolan is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Jolan and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Jolan (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Yolonda, Yolanda and Iola. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and are now much less widespread, with the forms Yolanda and Iola becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Jolan is pronounced similarly to Jalyn, Jaylan, Jilian, Jillan, Joelin, Jolean, Joleen, Jolene, Jolin, Joline, Jolyn, Jolyne and Jolynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Jalin, Jelani, Jilana, Joan, Jolana, Jolena, Jolina, Jolyna and Nolan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jolan.