Yolanda Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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.
I really like this name! Very pretty.
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I like the name Yolanda! I have only heard of one Yolanda, who my aunt knows, and I think if I have a girl I will name her Yolanda!
My aunt's name is Yalondah, she says that she thinks her mother is crazy for naming her that.
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Lani, Yola, Yolandita, Yoli, Yolis, Yo, Yoky
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Yolandita Monge, singer
Yolanda Denise King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Yolanda in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Donde Estas Yolanda?", sung by various artists including La Sonora Santanera.
"Yolanda", written and sung by Pablo Milanéz
Yolanda, a character Usnavi was said to be seeing in In The Heights