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Gender: F Meaning of Toula: "light" Origin of Toula: Greek, feminization of Fotis or Fotios

Toula came to light as the name of the heroine of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," short for Fotoula, a feminine version of Fotis or Fotios which means light. Toula is cute -- and indeed can be used as a short form of many feminine Greek names -- but it's hard to imagine Fotoula making it in the U.S. The multiethnic Tula may be a better way to go.

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Famous People Named Toula

Toula Grivas, French-Greek actress

Pop Culture References for the name Toula

Toula Portokalos, heroine of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
Short for Fotoula, pet-form of Fotini, the name of a biblical saint (the Samaritan woman at the well)