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since 1880
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What does the name Iyanla mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Iyanla

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     African American

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Iyanla is of African origin and means "Someone who is sincere".
  • A submission from Jamaica says the name Iyanla means "Slender and beautiful woman" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • A submission from Kenya says the name Iyanla means "Kind, ambitious and brilliant" and is of African American origin.
  • According to a user from United States, the name Iyanla is of Yoruba origin and means "Great mother".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Iyanla means "Caring or great mother" and is of African origin.

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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 New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York 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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