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What does Yola mean?

Yola Pronunciation of Yola [yola] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Yola is "violet flower". Yola is an alternate spelling of Yolanda (Greek, Spanish): form of Yolande.

Associated with: violet, flower.


Yola has 2 variants: Iola and Yolie.

5 more related forms via Yolanda: Jolan, Yolaiza, Yoland, Yolande and Yolonda.

Creative forms:
(female) Yoala, Yorla, ..

(male) Yole, Yoley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yola Esperanza (Y.E.), ..

How popular is Yola?

Yola is an uncommon first name for women. Yola is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Yola was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #1663 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yola name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Yola listed in the Top 2000 are Yolanda (#1906 from recent data), Yolonda, Yolande and Iola. These forms of Yola reached the apex of their popularity 45 years ago (average #1413) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Iola becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yola, Iola, Yolanda, Yolande, Yolonda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yola is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Ali, Alia, Alli, Alya, Ayala, Ayla, Eila, Eilah, Elah, Eli, Ella, Elli, Eulia, Huela, Ila, Ili, Illia, Ola, Ulli, Yollie, Yula, Yulia and Yulla. Other suggested similar names are Adola, Arla, Cala, Dela, Dila, Dola, Enola, Fila, Gala, Gila, Hala, Joela, Jola, Kyla, Lela, Leola, Lila, Lola, Lolla, Lula, Lyla, Mala, Mila, Nela, Neola, Nila, Noela, Nola, Noola, Nula, Nyla, Paola, Pola, Sela, Sula, Tola, Tula, Vala, Viola, Yana, Yna, Yoana, Yoko, Yolane, Yona, Yonah, Ysolda, Yuma, Zoela and Zola. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yola.

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