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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shola

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Shola is of Nigerian origin and means "Shola (or Sola old-fashioned) = Shay (to create) + Ola (wealth) = means to create wealth.".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Shola means "To bring forth honor and riches.".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sho"la
See Sola.
  1. A wild plant found in Bengal and Assam, Aeschynomene aspera, having a milky-white, spongy pith used for the manufacture of pith helmets and decorative artefacts.

Notable Persons Named Shola

Shola Ameobi is a soccer player for the Fleetwood Town F.C., Newcastle United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Newcastle United F.C., Stoke City F.C., Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor, Crystal Palace F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., England national under-21 football team, and Nigeria national football tea. Shola was born on October 12th, 1981 in Zaria, Nigeria.


Shola Ama is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and uk garage musician. She has been prominent since 1995. Shola was given the name Mathurin Campbell on March 18th, 1979 in Paddington, London, England.


Shola was born in 1963.


Shola Lynch is a director, producer, and athlete. Shola was born Shola Lynch in Buffalo, New York.


Shola Inkosi is a comics character.


Shola Oyedele is a soccer player for the Wimbledon F.C., Milton Keynes Dons F.C., Woking F.C., and Wingate & Finchley F.C. Shola was born on September 14th, 1984 in Kano.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shola

Aderemi Mary Shola is an athlete for the Sunshine Queens.


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Popularity of Shola as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Shola

  • How Popular is the name Shola? Shola is the 54,247th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32 babies born with the first name Shola in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shola is Thursday, January 5th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Shola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shola was in 1984 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shola: Your name in reverse order is Alohs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alohs. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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