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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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Yolanda name in U.S.

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

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)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Nolanda and Rolanda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Yolanda.