First Name
244
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Iyanla mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Iyanla

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  • According to a user from Kenya, the name Iyanla is of African American origin and means "Kind, ambitious and brilliant".
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Iyanla is of Yoruba origin and means "Great mother".
  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Iyanla is of African origin and means "Caring or great mother".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Iyanla is of Yoruba origin and means "Great mother".

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Alt. Meaning

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Notable Persons Named Iyanla

Iyanla Vanzant is an inspirational speaker, lawyer, spiritual teacher, author, and tv personality. Her ongoing career started in 1980. Iyanla was given the name Rhonda Eva Harris on September 13th, 1953 in Brooklyn. Iyanla is also known as Harris and Rhonda Eva.

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Fun Facts about the name Iyanla

  • How Popular is the name Iyanla? Iyanla is the 24,285th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Iyanla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 244 babies born with the first name Iyanla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iyanla 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 Iyanla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Iyanla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iyanla was in 1999 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Iyanla Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iyanla is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Iyanla: Your name in reverse order is Alnayi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aylian. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Iyanla born Nov 30, 1985

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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