[ 3 syll. io-le, iol-e ] The baby girl name Iole is pronounced as -ay-OW-Liy- †. Iole is used chiefly in English and Italian, and its origin is Old Greek. It is derived literally from the word 'iole' which is of the meaning violet. Iole (Old Greek) is an older form of the name. The name was borne in Greek mythology by the daughter of Eurytus king of Oechalia; the hero Herakles was infatuated with her. The name was widely adopted during the vogue for flower and plant names in the late 19th century.
In addition, Iole is a contracted form of the name Iolanda (English, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian) in the Italian language as well as a variant of the name Yolanda (English, French, and Spanish) in the Italian language.
See also the related form, Ione (English).
Iole is uncommon as a baby name for girls. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Iole: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"