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Gender: Male Pronunciation: YOH-loh Meaning of Iolo: "weathy guardian" Origin of Iolo: Welsh diminutive of Edward

The name Iolo is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "weathy guardian". Iolo and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Rhythmic Welsh nickname-name, perilously close to yo-yo.

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Famous People Named Iolo

Iolo Morganwg, influential Welsh antiquarian, poet, collector, and literary forger
Iolo Goch, medieval Welsh bard
Iolo Williams, Welsh TV personality and naturalist

Pop Culture References for the name Iolo

Diminutive of Iorwerth (Welsh name anglicized as Yorath)
YOLO, acronym for "you only live once"



oliviamcdonald Says:


YOLO!!! The slogan for dumb behaviour

TheSecretRoman Says:


Iolo says you are all saying the name wrong.

Swangirl Says:


Maybe I'll name my next kid this... After all, You Only Live Once ;)

MaryKathryn Says:


Could you alter the pronunciation and use "Eye-oh-lo", or would that make me sound stupid?

emsky Says:


I like it a lot, but I fear it has been ruined for the time being by YOLO.

fflurdelis Says:


This is my brothers name. It is relatively common in wales. I think its great if you're welsh.

Myosotis Says:


I definitely agree. I was thinking about this earlier with Iola, Iolo's way worse.

alexa400 Says:


My thoughts exactly.....

kitchi1 Says:


Iolo, although it is pronounce yo-luh, is way to close to the overused "yolo" stupid kids are saying these days. Also sounds like Yoda.