Meaning and Name Origin
Yolanda \yo-lan-da, yol(a)-nda\ 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.
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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Violante.
Yolanda▼ has 20 more different forms via Violet: Jolanda, Jolande, Vi, Viola▼, Violaine, Violanta, Violante, Violanthe, Viole, Violeine, Violeta, Violetta, Violette▼, Viollet, Violletta, Viollette, Vyolet, Vyoletta, Vyolette and Yolane.
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Yolanda for girls. Yolanda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #111 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Yolanda and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Yolanda rated in the Top 1000 are Violet (#67 the previous year), Yolonda, Violette, Iola and Viola. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Yolanda, Violette, Viola and Iola becoming less trendy. Violet (#67) is the most chic name for newborns in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)