Gender Feminine
Usage Various
Pronounced Pron. ie-o-LAN-thee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Probably a variant of Yolanda influenced by the Greek words ἰόλη (iole) meaning "violet" and ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera Iolanthe (1882).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIolanda(Catalan) Jolanda(Croatian) Jolana(Czech) Jolanda(Dutch) Yolanda, Yolonda(English) Yolande(French) Iolanda, Jolanda(Italian) Jolanta(Latvian) Jolanta(Lithuanian) Jolanta, Jola(Polish) Iolanda(Portuguese) Iolanda(Romanian) Iolanta(Russian) Jolana(Slovak) Jolanda(Slovene) Yolanda(Spanish) Iolanta(Ukrainian)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020