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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- Comments and insights on the name Yolanda
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.
- Personal experiences with the name Yolanda
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.
- Nicknames for Yolanda
Lani, Yola, Yolandita, Yoli, Yolis, Yo, Yoky, Londa
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- Famous real-life people named Yolanda
Yolandita Monge, singer
Yolanda Denise King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Yolanda in song, story & screen
"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