Zola name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zola

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from the United Kingdom and the United States agree the name Zola is of English / Italian origin and means "Lump of earth".
  2. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Zola means "Zola from Kongo tribe means 'love'" and is of Bantu origin.
  3. A user from South Africa says the name Zola is of Zulu origin and means "Peace, humble, quiet".
  4. A user from Thailand says the name Zola is of Bantu origin and means "Love from Kikongo, a language spoken in Kongo Central (Congo DR)".
  5. A submission from New Zealand says the name Zola means "Zola is Zulu and means peace and tranquility".
  6. According to a user from South Africa, the name Zola means "calm".
  7. According to a user from South Africa, the name Zola is of Xhosa origin and means "Be calm".
  8. A user from Saudi Arabia says the name Zola is of African origin and means "Calm and Reserved".
  9. A user from Germany says the name Zola is of African origin and means "Quiet".
  10. A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Zola is of Swahili origin and means "Tranquil".
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  1. French novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902)
  1. A surname​ of Italian origin.
  2. A female given name created from Zoë or from the surname.
  3. Émile Zola, French writer

Zola was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Zola

Notable Persons Named Zola

Zola Pieterse

Zola Pieterse is an athlete. Zola was born on May 26th, 1966 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa.

Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus is an electronic music, synthpop, gothic rock, ambient music, and experimental rock musician. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Zola was given the name Nika Roza Danilova on April 11th, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Zola is also known as Danilova and Nika Roza.

Zola Taylor

Zola Taylor was a rock, roll, blues, and rhythm musician. She plays Vocals. Her career lasted from 1951 to 1967. Zola was given the name Zola Mae Taylor on March 17th, 1938 in Los Angeles, California U.S. She passed away on April 30th, 2007.


Zola Levitt

Zola was born on December 3rd, 1938 in Pittsburgh. He left this life on April 19th, 2006.

Zola Sidney Themba Skweyiya

Zola Sidney Themba Skweyiya is a Minister of Social Development, Minister of Public Service, Administration, South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, High Commission of South Africa, and London. Zola was born on April 14th, 1942 in Simon's Town.

  • Zola Kiniambi
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zola

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zola

Émile Zola

Émile Zola was a naturalism (literature) writer. Émile was given the name Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola on April 2nd, 1840. He died on September 29th, 1902.

Gianfranco Zola

Gianfranco Zola is a soccer player for the Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Nuorese Calcio, S.E.F. Torres 1903, S.S.C. Napoli, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Chelsea F.C., Cagliari Calcio, and Italy national football team. Gianfranco was born on July 5th, 1966 in Oliena, Italy.

Arnim Zola

Arnim Zola is a comics character.

Calvin Zola

Calvin Zola is a soccer player for the Newcastle United F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Tranmere Rovers F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., Burton Albion F.C., Aberdeen F.C., and Stevenage F.C. Calvin was born on December 31st, 1984 in Kinshasa, Zaire.


Arlette Zola

Arlette was born in 1949.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zola U.S.
  White 90.66% 64.26%
  African American 3.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zola

People with the last name Zola are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zola

  • How Popular is the name Zola? Zola is the 2,982nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Zola was the 25,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,903 babies born with the first name Zola in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zola to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zola is Tuesday, May 4th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Zola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zola was in 2018 with a total of 276 babies.
  • Random Zola Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zola ranks 112th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 6 babies in Utah have the same name in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Zola: The name spelled backwards is Aloz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aozl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 974 people with the last name Zola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zola? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zola as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Zola name meaning

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