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Enola is alone backwards. Apparently it comes from a book "Enola; or, her Fatal Mistake". Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, named his plane after his mother. The story goes his grandfather was reading the book just before his mother was born and thus her name.
Odddio  4/5/2018
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My name is Enola. Yes, it sounds like Ebola, yes backwards it is Alone, and yes it is the name of a plane called the Enola Gay. It has Native American history and also is the name of a character off of the movie Waterworld. All of these things are true, but they don't hold anything to the name. The name itself means whatever you want it to. It is unique, and a pretty name that I am honored to hold on my birth certificate. It makes me special to have red hair, red eyes, a name that backwards is alone, and initials that spell ew. Don't put hate on this name, almost every name has history.
Enola  3/22/2018
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My name is Enola Jean. Yes, spelt backwards shows the spelling "alone". Yes, it's Cherokee. Yes, the name Enola has been around long before it was in that terrible, unnecessary war.
I love my name. I like that it says 'alone' backwards. I also know I'm not alone & I don't claim any religious preferences.
enolajeanbondurant  1/20/2018
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My name is Enola Gay & yes, I was named after the B29 bomber in WW2. THIS act helped to end WW2 & saved more lives that would have been lost if the war continued! I know many lives were lost in that war. Both sides fighting all lost lives, this is what war causes. I am proud of my name, Enola is also a Gaelic name. It doesn't matter why or what I was named after... my name DOES NOT influence who or what I am as a person. History is just history, those involved are long gone. It is just a name like Katrina, Ike, Rita etc. The name doesn't have anything to do with an event... it is only a name, attached to an event to mark it in history.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2018
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My name is Enola Gay. My mother saw the movie "Enola Gay" 3 years before I was born. She thought it was a beautiful name and then I came along. She named me after Paul's mother not after the plane. I am proud of my name and many people call me bomber. I have a good sense of humor and am proud of my name.
alone65  11/2/2017
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Enola is simply a feminine given name basically meaning "alone."
Cliffsongs1  8/28/2017
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It is a family name, my daughter, my sister, my grandmother, her grandmother, of Cherokee origin.
Nikkisorange  4/12/2017
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I love my name! I think that it is unique, especially in the U.K. I always get comments on my name from people and I always tell them that my dad got the name from Enola Gay! I was even going to have the middle name of Gaye as well, but then the parents thought otherwise! I'm in no way ashamed of my name just because of what the history with the name! It is also in the film Crimson Peak! Never knew that it was popular in France though! I think that it is a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2017
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This is my mother's name and she was born in the 1920s, long before Hiroshima. Should we be more wary of those named things like Katrina, Ike or Andrew? These are names, not emotions nor a cause for "offense."
F.M. Mace  9/20/2016
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I don't like this name. I can't help but think of Enola Gay, and I'm baffled by the name's trendiness in France.
Acajou  4/25/2015
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Strongly dislike. Sounds WAY too much like Ebola.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2015
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I have always thought that spelled backwards, its meaning stands for You And God Alone.
Monkeyhanger  1/6/2015
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Hi there. My name is Enola. I was named after my grandmother, who was born in India in 1934. The Enola Gay and Hiroshima did not happen until 1945. So uh... if you wanna be jerks and say that it's a horrible name because of its association, that's fine, but consider that the name was around BEFORE that happened. The plane was actually named after the pilot's mother.
meowmixxx  12/23/2014
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The Welsh alt-rock band Manic Street Preachers had a song called "Enola/Alone" on their album "Everything Must Go." MSP bassist Nicky Wire later named his daughter Clara Enola.
welovejamesarness  12/16/2014
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Besides sounding too old-fashioned even for me, I'd never use this name because of the horrific association with the Enola Gay. People remember the name of the plane because it's such an unusual name.
Anyechka  8/26/2014
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This name looks like a reverse spelling of the word "alone".
The Piscean Muse  11/8/2009
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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
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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
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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
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Possibly Native American for Magnolia.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2007
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At www.all-names.com it says that Enola is a Native American name and that it means 'solitary.'
― Anonymous User  3/29/2006
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"Enola Gay" was the name of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
ManyNames  9/11/2005
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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
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One theory is that Enola could come from the reverse spelling of "alone".
― Anonymous User  5/13/2005
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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

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