Enola - Meaning of Enola

What does Enola mean?

[ 3 syll. e-no-la, en-ola ] The baby girl name Enola is pronounced as iy-NOWLuw- †.

1: Enola is primarily used in the English language and it is also of English origin. The name is a late 19th-century coinage of disputed origin. It has been suggested that the name could be invented from a reversal of the word 'alone', or else it could be Native American in origin. It has been made known by 'Enola Gay', the B-29 Superfortress bomber which dropped the first atomic bomb in the attack on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The airplane was named after the pilot Paul Tibbets' mother, Enola Gay Tibbets, who was in turn named after the heroine of a novel. The name has also appeared in literature, borne by a character also called Enola Gay in Martin Amis' black comic novel London Fields (1989).

The name Inola is a form of Enola.

Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Enola.

2: Enola is of Native American origin. Here, the meaning is magnolia.

See also the related categories, english, word (element), mother, heroine (conqueror), fields (meadow), paul, literature, invented, and american.

Enola is an uncommon baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1904, 0.007% of baby girls were named Enola. It was #757 in rank then. The baby name has seen a fall in frequency since then, and is currently used on a very modest scale. Within all girl names in its family, Enola was nevertheless the most widely used in 2018.

A baby name that sounds like Enola is the name Imala.

† Pronunciation for Enola: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)"

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