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What does Zola mean?

Zola Pronunciation of Zola [zo-la] as a girls' name is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Zola is "lump of earth". Also possibly invented as a combination of "zo" and "la". 19th cenutyr French novelist Emile Zola; runner Zola Budd.

Associated with: earth, combination (blend), 19th century.


Zola has 3 variants: Izola, Zoela and Zolia.

Creative forms:
(female) Zole, Zula, ..

(male) Zoah, Zolai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zola Braylee (Z.B.), ..

How popular is Zola?

Zola is a very prominent first name for women (#1634 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#25610 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Zola reached its top rank of #415 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is presently at #1672. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Izola is the only other popular varying form of Zola (#1672 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Zola was at its apex 115 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and has become significantly less since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zola, Izola in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zola is alike in pronunciation to Ceila, Cela, Celia, Cili, Cilia, Cilla, Seila, Sela, Selia, Seula, Silia, Silya, Sula, Xyla, Xylia, Zalia, Zaylia, Zelia, Zelie, Zila, Zilla, Zillah, Zoelie and Zylia. Other suggested similar names are Adola, Arla, Cala, Dila, Dola, Eila, Enola, Eula, Fila, Gala, Gila, Hala, Iola, Joela, Jola, Kala, Lela, Loela, Lola, Lolla, Lula, Mala, Mila, Nela, Nila, Nola, Nowla, Oula, Paola, Pola, Tola, Tula, Ula, Ulla, Viola, Yola, Zana, Zara, Zele, Zelma, Zena, Zia, Zoee, Zofi, Zofya, Zoia, Zoie, Zona, Zora, Zoya and Zyta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zola.

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