GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Various
PRONOUNCED: ie-ə-LAN-thee (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Probably a variant of YOLANDA influenced by the Greek words ιολη (iole) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera 'Iolanthe' (1882).
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Jolanda (Croatian), Jolana (Czech), Jolanda (Dutch), Yolanda, Yolonda (English), Yolande (French), Iolanda, Jolanda (Italian), Jolanta (Lithuanian), Jolanta, Jola (Polish), Iolanda (Portuguese), Iolanda (Romanian), Jolana (Slovak), Jolanda (Slovene), Yolanda (Spanish)