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.
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.
† 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)"