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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 Budd (b. 1966), world record-breaking athlete from South Africa
Zola Jesus, stage name of American singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova
Zola Frank Zappa, daughter of American musician Dweezil Zappa

Pop Culture References for the name Zola

Zola Grey Shepherd, the name of the adoptive daughter of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd in "Grey's Anatomy"
Zola Blood, English musical group

Zolah, Zoila, Zoela