Yolanda

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yolanda

"Yolanda" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Violet Flower". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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.

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

Notable Persons Named Yolanda

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.

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Yolanda Saldívar is a criminal.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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

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How popular is the baby name Yolanda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1901 9 9 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 25 25 0
1906 16 16 0
1907 22 22 0
1908 35 35 0
1909 33 33 0
1910 39 39 0
1911 63 63 0
1912 84 84 0
1913 108 108 0
1914 172 172 0
1915 251 251 0
1916 292 292 0
1917 338 338 0
1918 306 306 0
1919 326 326 0
1920 321 321 0
1921 356 356 0
1922 450 450 0
1923 602 602 0
1924 573 573 0
1925 542 542 0
1926 449 449 0
1927 378 378 0
1928 411 411 0
1929 348 348 0
1930 351 351 0
1931 324 324 0
1932 262 262 0
1933 220 220 0
1934 238 238 0
1935 251 251 0
1936 293 293 0
1937 339 339 0
1938 333 333 0
1939 314 314 0
1940 352 352 0
1941 369 369 0
1942 440 440 0
1943 479 474 5
1944 562 562 0
1945 777 771 6
1946 1,207 1,201 6
1947 1,385 1,379 6
1948 1,371 1,363 8
1949 1,424 1,408 16
1950 1,574 1,567 7
1951 1,638 1,638 0
1952 1,786 1,776 10
1953 1,817 1,808 9
1954 1,969 1,963 6
1955 2,064 2,052 12
1956 2,278 2,271 7
1957 2,345 2,332 13
1958 2,274 2,258 16
1959 2,290 2,278 12
1960 2,349 2,332 17
1961 2,521 2,512 9
1962 2,469 2,455 14
1963 2,591 2,580 11
1964 2,778 2,765 13
1965 2,771 2,759 12
1966 2,774 2,769 5
1967 2,809 2,797 12
1968 3,719 3,695 24 #93 girl name
1969 3,782 3,771 11 #98 girl name
1970 3,613 3,591 22
1971 3,745 3,723 22 #97 girl name
1972 3,415 3,398 17 #89 girl name
1973 2,773 2,753 20
1974 2,642 2,632 10
1975 2,670 2,653 17
1976 2,286 2,275 11
1977 2,137 2,120 17
1978 1,961 1,951 10
1979 1,945 1,935 10
1980 1,793 1,777 16
1981 1,580 1,565 15
1982 1,446 1,437 9
1983 1,216 1,209 7
1984 1,077 1,069 8
1985 1,052 1,043 9
1986 894 881 13
1987 907 897 10
1988 807 798 9
1989 722 713 9
1990 678 669 9
1991 606 606 0
1992 596 596 0
1993 578 578 0
1994 467 467 0
1995 416 416 0
1996 378 378 0
1997 353 353 0
1998 288 288 0
1999 273 273 0
2000 295 295 0
2001 245 245 0
2002 228 228 0
2003 224 224 0
2004 211 211 0
2005 213 213 0
2006 233 233 0
2007 199 199 0
2008 172 172 0
2009 162 162 0
2010 134 134 0
2011 119 119 0
2012 134 134 0
2013 105 105 0
2014 122 122 0
2015 107 107 0
2016 99 99 0

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Popularity of Yolanda as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Yolanda

  • How Popular is the name Yolanda? Yolanda is the 590th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yolanda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 112,788 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 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yolanda ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 105 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Yolanda: Your name in reverse order is Adnaloy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ondayal. How do you pronounce that?

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