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Origin and Meaning of Yolanda

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Puerto Rican
Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 submissions from the United States and Tanzania, United Republic of agree the name Yolanda means "violet flower" and is of Greek / English origin.
  2. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Yolanda is of Native American origin and means "Warrior and violet or Violet flower".
  3. A submission from South Africa says the name Yolanda means "and violet flower".
  4. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Yolanda is of Latin origin and means "Violet (the flower)".
  5. 4 submissions from all over the world agree the name Yolanda means "Violet" and is of Greek / African origin.
  6. According to a user from Australia, the name Yolanda is of German origin and means "Violet in German".
  7. A user from the United States says the name Yolanda means "Yolanda is a type of flower".
  8. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Yolanda means "A girl who torches people" and is of Albanian origin.
  9. A user from South Africa says the name Yolanda means "A beautiful gift from the universe".
  10. According to a user from Puerto Rico, the name Yolanda is of Puerto Rican origin and means "A teacher".
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Spanish form of a medieval royal name of obscure, probably Germanic, origin. It has been identified with Latin Violante and Greek ion + anthos "violet flower".

  1. A female given name from Spanish.

Yolanda was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Yolanda

Notable Persons Named Yolanda

Yolanda Hadid

Yolanda Hadid is a television personality, model, and interior designer. Yolanda was given the name Yolanda van den Herik on January 11th, 1964 in Papendrecht, Netherlands.

Yolanda Saldívar

Yolanda Saldívar is a criminal.


Dalida was a musician. She was most active from 1956 to 1987. Dalida was given the name Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti on January 17th, 1933 in Cairo. Dalida is also known as Yolanda Gigliotti. She passed away on May 3rd, 1987.

Yolanda King

Yolanda King was an actress, activist, and activism. She was most prominent from 1972 to 2007. Yolanda was given the name Yolanda Denise King by her parents Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King on November 17th, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Yolanda is also known as Yoki. She left this life on May 15th, 2007.

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams is a gospel music, contemporary r&b, and soul music singing, record producer, actor, and radio personality. She holds the title How Great Thou Art". She was most active from 1974 to present. Yolanda was born on August 27th, 1961.


Yo-Yo is a hip hop music musician. She has been prominent since 1990. Yo-Yo was given the name Yolanda Whitaker on August 4th, 1971 in Compton, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yolanda

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yolanda

Princess Yolanda

Princess Yolanda was royalty. She holds the title Countess of Bergolo. Princess was born as the child of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Elena of Montenegro on June 1st, 1901 in Rome. She left this life on October 16th, 1986.

Blessed Yolanda

Blessed was born in 1235 in Esztergom. She died in 1298.


Fun Facts about the name Yolanda

  • What name lists does Yolanda rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Yolanda? Yolanda is the 606th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yolanda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 113,094 babies born with the first name Yolanda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yolanda to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yolanda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Yolanda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yolanda is Thursday, September 25th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Yolanda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yolanda was in 1969 with a total of 3,771 babies. That's a lot of babies named Yolanda!
  • Random Yolanda Factoid: According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yolanda ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 98 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1966.
  • Weird things about the name Yolanda: The name spelled backwards is Adnaloy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aodlyna. How do you pronounce that?
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