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What does Yolanda mean?

Yolanda Pronunciation of Yolanda [yolan-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


VARIANTS Eolande, Eolantha, Iola, Iolanda, Iolande, Iolantha, Iolanthe, Jolan, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Yalinda, Yalonda, Yola, Yolaiza, Yoland, Yolande, Yollande, Yolantha, Yolanthe, Yolette, Yolie, Yolonda, Yulanda

SEE ALSO Violante

OTHER FORMS VIA VIOLET Jolanda, Jolande, Violanta, Yolane

(female) Yolanna, Yolanya, ..

(male) Yolanny, Yolanya, ..

Yolanda Margot (Y.M.), ..

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)

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 #1906. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Yolanda (#1906 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) rated in the Top 2000 are Violet (#50), Yolonda, Yulanda, Yolande, Yola, Yalonda and Iola. These forms of Yolanda were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (USAGE OF 0.38%). 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.

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