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"This form was made famous through Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta (1891)."
Frollein Gladys  3/18/2019
It's not a very ugly name, but I find it boring and don't like it, also I guess the reason that it's a bit of a granny/elderly auntie name is a turn off for me. I also don't think it's particularly classy, and I usually like more classy, or even sophisticated names. I know a few Jolantas that are pretty okay and very kind and likeable ladies, and I find the nickname Jola slightly better than the full name.
mairinn  9/21/2018
Some common nicknames are Jola and Jolka, also Jolcia, Joleczka. This name is quite popular among women born in the 40's-60's, perhaps early seventies, but is rather dated now, I know one Jolanta (Jola) who was born in the early 90's though, and I know one toddler with the middle name Jolanta, but the latter is after a relative, but overall it seems to be out of favour nowadays. Last year there were 25 girls born who were given this name. You can call it vintage I guess. :D Although for some people it has a bit of a comedic feel, don't know exactly why really, although I myself can't say I like it.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2018
Jolanta is also a Latvian name.
Meg_Simpson  7/6/2011
The yaw-LAHN-tah pronunciation on the site is not correct. The name is pronounced like Yolanda but with a T not a D sound.
ADT  3/9/2007
It's surely more accurate than yo-LAHN-ta. According to this site's key "o" is pronounced as in the word "boat" which isn't how Poles pronounce the letter "o". While "aw" is pronounced as in word "bought" which sounds much more like the Polish "o".
― Anonymous User  11/22/2010
A pet form is Jola (like Joanna).
ADT  3/9/2007
Pronounced yo-LAHN-ta.
ADT  12/3/2004

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