African, Congolese; also literary name
"piece of earth"

Zola Origin and Meaning

The name Zola is a girl's name of African origin meaning "piece of earth".

When the Eddie Murphys named their fourth daughter Zola, it affirmed the up-and-coming status of the name, which has African roots, but also literary links to Emile Zola. Zola may also be recognizable to some as the adopted daughter of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd on the hit, long-running show Grey's Anatomy.

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Zola Rank in US Top 1000

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Zola Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zola Popularity

Famous People Named Zola

  • Zola Mae TaylorAmerican singer of The Platters
  • Zola BuddSouth African runner
  • Zola Jesusstage name of American singer,songwriter Nika Roza Danilova
  • Zola Ivy Murphy (b. 1999)daughter of actor Eddie Murphy
  • Zola Frank Zappa (b. 2006)daughter of musician Dweezil Zappa

Zola in Pop Culture

  • Zola Grey Shepherddaughter of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd on TV's "Grey's Anatomy".
  • Zola BloodEnglish musical group.