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Gender: F Origin of Zola: African, Congolese; also literary name

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.

Famous People Named Zola

Zola Mae Taylor, American singer of The Platters
Zola Budd, South African runner
Zola Jesus, stage 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

Pop Culture References for the name Zola

Zola Grey Shepherd, daughter of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Zola Blood, English musical group

Zolah, Zoila, Zoela