User comments for Enola (Meaning / History Only)

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
At 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."
― Anonymous User  1/1/2008
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
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
Enola is simply a feminine given name basically meaning "alone."
Cliffsongs1  8/28/2017
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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