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Gender: Female Pronunciation: yo-lan-thuh Meaning of Iolanthe: "violet flower" Origin of Iolanthe: Greek

The name Iolanthe is a girl's name of French, Greek origin meaning "violet flower". Iolanthe and is often added to lists like Color Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Iolanthe is known primarily through the1882 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta of that name, in which the title character is a fairy. Iolanthe is a softer version of Yolanda, and is the kind of multi-syllabic classical name once considered too weighty for a modern baby girl, but now within the realm of possibility--this one as a dramatic twist on Violet

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Famous People Named Iolanthe

Pop Culture References for the name Iolanthe

"Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri," comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan
Iolanthe, character in play "King René’s Daughter" by Henrik Hertz, based on Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine
Iolanthe, coven name Sydney Sage chooses in Richelle Mead's "Bloodlines" series
Iolanthe Peverell, character in J.K. Rowling's "The Potter Family"

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Starelli Says:


I think the I is more like a 'yuh/yo' than an 'eye.'

MrzHillz Says:


There is a street in my town called Iolanthe but it is pronounced eye-oh-lan-thee so that is how I see this name. Still a pretty name.

christineolteanu Says:


I actually really like Iolanthe. It looks really pretty written on paper though I'm not sure if it's pronounced yo-lan-thee or

Periberry Says:


one of my favorite names, i pronounce it yo-lan-thee.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like this better pronounce Yo-lan-thee