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Yolanda - Meaning of Yolanda

What does Yolanda mean?

Meaning of the name YolandaMeaning of the name Yolanda

[ 3 syll. yo-lan-da, yol-a-nda ] The baby girl name Yolanda is pronounced YowLAANDah (English) †.

1: Yolanda has its origins in the Old Greek language. It is used largely in English, French, and Spanish. The name Yolanda means 'violet flower'. The name is of debated origin. Its old form Yolande (Old French) was altered by association with the Greek elements iole and anthos beyond what was recognisable from possibly Germanic origins. Alternatively, the name could be of Latin origin.

What are the Variant Forms of Yolanda?

The name Yolanda is used to a great extent; it has 53 variations that are used in English and foreign languages. English variations of the name include Colanda, Eolanda, Eolande, Iolana (used in Hawaiian as well), Iolanda (used in Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian as well), Iolande, Iolanthe, Jolinda, lolanda, Olinda, Shalanda, Violante, Yalanda, Yalando, Yalinda, Yalonda, Ylonda, Yocasta, Yolain, Yolaine, Yolana, Yoland, Yolande (used in French as well), Yolando, Yolane, Yolanna, Yolanthe (used in French as well), Yole, Yolette, and Yollette. Other English forms include the diminutive Yolie, and the spelling variants Yolantha (used in French as well) and Yollanda.

Variations used in foreign languages include Iole (Italian), Jolan (Hungarian), Jolana (Czech and Slavic), Jolanda (Dutch, Italian, and Slavic), Jolanka (Hungarian), Jolanta (Czech and Polish), Jolantha (German), Jolanthe (German), Jolán (Hungarian), Jole (Italian), Joli (Hungarian), and Yoli (Spanish). The shortening Yola (German and Spanish), and the diminutive Jola (Polish) are other foreign variations.

2: Yolanda's origin is Latin. It is derived from the word 'viola' which means violet. The source form Yolande (Old French) could have developed from Violante (Latin) and ultimately the element 'viola'. The name was borne by Yolanda of Flanders (1175-1219), an empress of the Latin Empire in Constantinople. Her descendants bore various forms of the name, such as Violante of Aragon (1252-1284) and Yolande of Montferrat (1274-1317). Another bearer was Saint Jolenta of Poland (1235-1298), whose name has also been translated as Helen.

See also the related forms, Yomara and Viola (English, German, Italian, and Scandinavian).

Yolanda is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1968, 0.216% of baby girls were given the name Yolanda. It was #93 in rank then. The baby name has substantially declined in popularity since then, and is today of infrequent use. Out of all girl names in its family, Yolanda was nonetheless the most widely used in 2012.

Baby names that sound like Yolanda include Yalanda, Yalando, Yalinda, Yalonda, Yolande, Yolando, Yolantha, Yollanda, Yolonda, Youlanda, Yulonda, Eulanda, Iolanda, Jolanda, Jolanta, Jolantha, Eulandea, Eulandia, Ylonda, and Yoland.

† Pronunciation for Yolanda: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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