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What does Iola mean?

Iola Pronunciation of Iola as a girls' name is pronounced eye-OH-lah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Iola is "violet-colored dawn". Also form of Yolanda.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, violet, dawn





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How popular is Iola?

Iola is a very popular first name for females (#1061 out of 4276, Top 25%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Iola reached its apex position of #343 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Yolanda is the only other popular variation form of Iola. Adoption of these forms of Iola was common 48 years ago (AVERAGE #1058), but now, versions such as Iola have become somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Iola is pronounced similarly to Aila, Aili, Ali, Alia, Alla, Alli, Allia, Ally, Ayla, Ela, Elah, Eli, Elia, Elly, Eula, Eulah, Huela, Ili, Illa, Illia, Olia, Olla, Ulli, Willa and Yolie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adola, Arla, Byla, Cala, Dila, Dola, Erla, Gala, Hala, Idona, Illsa, Ilona, Ilsa, Inda, Inga, Inya, Io, Iolani, Iona, Ira, Irma, Isa, Isha, Isla, Isolda, Isolt, Isota, Izola, Jola, Kyla, Lela, Lila, Lola, Lyla, Mala, Mila, Nila, Noela, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nula, Nyla, Orla, Pola, Sela, Tola, Vala, Viola and Zola. These names tend to be less frequently used than Iola.

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