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).
OTHER LANGUAGES: Jolanda (Croatian), Jolana (Czech), Jolanda (Dutch), Yolanda, Yolonda (English), Yolande (French), Jola, Jolán, Jolánka (Hungarian), Iolanda, Jolanda (Italian), Violante (Late Roman), Jolanta (Polish), Iolanda (Portuguese), Iolanda (Romanian), Jolana (Slovak), Jolanda (Slovene), Yolanda (Spanish) |