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What does Yolanda mean?

Yolanda [yo-lan-da] as a girls' name is pronounced yoh-LAHN-dah. It is of Greek and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Yolanda is "violet flower". Variant of Yolande, a French form of Violet, and the Hungarian Jolanda.

Associated with: greek, violet, flower.


Yolanda has 26 variants: Eolande, Eolantha, Iola, Iolanda, Iolande, Iolantha, Iolanthe, Jolan, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Yalinda, Yalonda, Yola, Yolaiza, Yoland, Yolande, Yolantha, Yolanthe, Yolette, Yolie, Yollande, Yolonda and Yulanda.

Related girl name: Violante.

Yolanda has 4 more different relations via Violet: Jolanda, Jolande, Violanta and Yolane.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Yolanna, Yolanya, ..

(male) Yolanny, Yolanya, ..

How popular is Yolanda?

Yolanda is a very prominent first name for females (#190 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an unusual last name 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 the baby name history of Yolanda for girls. Yolanda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #116 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #1722. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Yolanda (#1722 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Violet (#67 the previous year), Yolonda, Yulanda, Yolande, Yola, Yalonda and Iola. These forms of Yolanda were at the apex of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.34%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.33%, 1%). Violet is more ubiquitous than the rest, while forms such as Iola are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yolanda, Iola, Violet, Yalonda, Yola in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yolande, Yolonda, Yulanda in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Yolanda is pronounced similarly to Alinda, Elinda, Olinda and Olynda. Other suggested similar names are Amanda, Ananda, Armanda, Belenda, Belinda, Belynda, Blanda, Branda, Breanda, Calynda, Canda, Caranda, Celinda, Colinda, Corinda, Demanda, Deolinda, Donalda, Dorinda, Glinda, Glynda, Golda, Iolana, Iolanta, Jolana, Jolinda, Kalinda, Lawanda, Leanda, Lorinda, Luanda, Manda, Maranda, Milada, Miranda, Myranda, Nanda, Nolana, Noland, Nolanda, Orlanda, Randa, Rolanda, Rolande, Romalda, Ronda, Ronnda, Salinda, Selinda, Solana, Vohnda (see Vanda), Wanda, Wohnda (see Wanda), Wonda, Wonnda (see Wanda), Yanna, Yelena, Yoana, Yoanna, Yoconda, Yohanna, Yolanne, Yona, Yonina, Yordanna (see Yordan), Yoslina, Ysande, Ysolda, Yulenka, Yulinka and Zanda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Yolanda.