Yolanda: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Yolanda

Yolanda

Pronunciation: yoh-LAHN-də, yoh-LAN-də (key)

Origin of the name Yolanda:

Of uncertain etymology, some believe it to be a derivative of Violante (violet), a medieval French name derived from the Latin viola (violet).

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Comments and insights on the name Yolanda: | Edit

Grandmother was born in the mountains of Italy in 1902 and named Yolanda. It was spelled on the Ellis Island manifest as "Violante," and when I visited Italy to find cousins, many people in her town were named "Iolanda" (with an I). We even met a man named Iolandino! She named one of her daughters (my aunt) Yola.

I think Yolanda is an unusual, beautiful name! I think I would us it if I was having a girl. It's very pretty and the child would probably be the only Yolanda in her classroom.

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Nicknames for Yolanda: | Edit

Lani, Yola, Yolandita, Yoli, Yolis, Yo, Yoky

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Famous real-life people named Yolanda: | Edit

Yolandita Monge, singer
Yolanda Denise King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Donde Estas Yolanda?", sung by various artists including La Sonora Santanera.

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