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The plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima was called the Enola Gay, named for the pilot's mother.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2005
One theory is that Enola could come from the reverse spelling of "alone".
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2005
This is my name. I am a 5th generation namesake. My name comes from the Cherokee Indian Tribe. I have heard many meanings of the name - honorable, kind seems to be the most common.
-- Doubletmom  5/27/2005
"Enola Gay" was the name of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
-- ManyNames  9/11/2005
At www.all-names.com it says that Enola is a Native American name and that it means 'solitary.'
-- Anonymous User  3/29/2006
Possibly Native American for Magnolia.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2007
The name "Elona" backwards is "Alone" and that is the meaning of the name. The name gained popularity and usage after the 20th century blockbuster "Waterworld" in which an abandoned girl is given this name.
-- Man1ak  5/12/2007
ENOLA stands for the word ALONE backwards. It is a Native American name meaning MAGNOLIA. Sadly famous for the B29 bomber that dropped "Little Boy", the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima. It was used in the film "Waterworld".
-- ENELYA  11/27/2007
Enola is not Native American at all. It's amongst the large amount of names that is falsey thought so.

"It was invented as the name of the heroine of an old romance novel."
http://www.native-languages.org/wrongnames.htm
-- Anonymous User  1/1/2008
This name looks like a reverse spelling of the word "alone".
-- The Piscean Muse  11/8/2009
This name is derived from a Cherokee word for Grey Fox. It can be masculine or feminine, although most often it is used as a feminine name in recent times. A variant transcription is Inole.
-- gary_mo  11/29/2009
Besides the name of the mother of B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets, in the alternate form "Inole", it is the name of a 19th century Cherokee healer and tribal official who lived on the Qualla Reservation in the late 1800s. His papers were translated by Cherokee scholar Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and provide valuable insights into life among the Eastern Cherokee during the era after the Trail of Tears and Civil War. "Inole", possibly referring to either a person or the animal, sometimes appears in the name of a street or road, particularly in areas formerly occupied by the Cherokees.
-- gary_mo  11/29/2009
Enola is 'alone' spelled backwards. It was part of the nickname for the bomber plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in world war two, Enola Gay.
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2009
What a terrible name. Who could ever use it after the Enola Gay? I'm not a big fan on swearing off usage of names forever, but I can't see touching this name after Hiroshima. It's not exactly something you get over.
-- Wilted  2/27/2010
No offense to anyone named this, but I think it would be horrible to share your name with Enola Gay, the plane from which the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima! Brrr!
-- Caprice  2/28/2010
Enola is the name of the little girl in "Waterworld" (1995) who has a map tattooed on her back that supposedly leads to dry land.
-- erb816  11/27/2010
My cousins name is Enola and I used to think it was really weird and unusual. I have grown to like it and now I know what she was named after, the bombing in Hiroshima. I think it is original as I only know one Enola. And also cute.
-- hollie2305  9/29/2011
I seriously doubt many people would get offended because someone was named Enola, just because the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima was called Enola Gay. Most young people today wouldn't even know that was the name of the bomber plane. I definitely think of an anagram of "alone" and that girl from Waterworld.
-- Chalotte  2/14/2012

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