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Gender: Female Meaning of Yolanda: "violet flower" Origin of Yolanda: Greek

The name Yolanda is a girl's name of Spanish, Greek origin meaning "violet flower". Yolanda and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose: Alphabetical".

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Yolanda conjures up visions of midcentury films like "Yolanda and the Thief," complete with gauzy veils, harem pants, and invisible navels. Iolanthe, with the first syllable pronounced the same as in Yolanda, is a softer version, but most modern parents would opt for the English Violet.

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Famous People Named Yolanda

Yolanda de Courtenay, Queen Consort of Andrew II of Hungary
Yolanda of Flanders, ruler of the Latin Empire in Constantinople for her son Philip of Namur
Yolanda Yvette Adams, American gospel singer
Yolanda Evette Griffith, American basketball player
Yolanda Whitaker aka Yo-Yo, American rapper
Yolanda Rivera, mother of actress Naya Rivera
Yolanda Denise King, daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr
Yolanda Lopez, American painter
Yolanda Soares, Portuguese pop/classical singer
Yolandi Visser, South African rapper
Yolanda Hadid, American-Dutch television personality
Yolanda Gampp, Canadian cake artist and Youtuber

Pop Culture References for the name Yolanda

Yolanda, alias used by 'Saffron' on TV's "Firefly"
Yolanda "Yoli" Vargas, character in movie "Gotta Kick It Up!"
Yolanda Garcia, character in "How the Garcia Girls lost their Accents" by Julia Alvarez
Yolanda, song by Pablo Milanez
Yolanda Be Cool, Australian band
Yolanda Yewbeam, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Yolanda, character in "Young & Hungry"

Yolanda's International Variations

Jolan, Iola, Yoli, Yola (Spanish) Jola (Polish) Jolanka, Jólan, Joli (Eastern European) Jolante (Norwegian) Jolana, Jolanta (Czech) Iolande, Iolanda (Greek) Iolanthe (French) Jolán (Hungarian) Yolande, Jolande (Swedish) Jolanda (Danish)


BabyHall Says:


I agree, I know no one with this name in 21st centery

Starelli Says:


Feels aged in the same category as Beryl, Sharon, Cheryl, and the like.

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Yessica Says:


YO!.... LANDA!