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Gender: F Meaning of Enola: "Alone" Origin of Enola: Modern invented name

Let's be blunt about this: You should not name a child after the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Enola Gay. Especially since that name was first coined in a poem from a few decades before the bombing; it's not one of those names that has a ton of great connections and one bad one. It just has the bad one.

Famous People Named Enola

Enola Gay Tibbets, mother of the pilot of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Clara Enola Wire (b. 2002), daughter of musician Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers

Pop Culture References for the name Enola

Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
"Enola Gay," anti-war song by British synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
"Enola; or, Her fatal mistake," novel by Mary Young Ridenbaugh; inspiration for Enola Gay
The Enola Holmes Mysteries, book series by Nancy Springer
Enola, girl in film "Waterworld"
Enola Sciotti, a ghost in film "Crimson Peak"