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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yola mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yola

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from South Africa, the name Yola means "To be happy".
  2. A submission from South Africa says the name Yola means "Be happy" and is of Xhosa origin.
  3. A submission from Bosnia and Herzegovina says the name Yola means "Be happy, happiness" and is of Xhosa origin.
  4. According to a user from South Africa, the name Yola means "Be joyful".
  5. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Yola means "Flower".
  6. A user from Canada says the name Yola is of Bantu origin and means "Sunrise".
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  1. (US, slang, California) cocaine

yola was also found in the following language(s): Spanish and Yola

Notable Persons Named Yola

Notable Persons Named Yola

Yola Davril

Yola Davril was a film actress. She was most prominent from 1925 to 1953. Yola was born on April 8th, 1907 in Lille. She left this life on March 2nd, 1984.

Yola Ramírez

Yola Ramírez is a tennis player. Yola was born on March 1st, 1935 in Mexico City.


Fun Facts about the name Yola

  • How Popular is the name Yola? Yola is the 15,242nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 587 babies born with the first name Yola in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yola to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yola is Sunday, August 6th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Yola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yola was in 1915 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Yola Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yola is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Yola: The name spelled backwards is Aloy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Laoy. How do you pronounce that?
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