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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Enola
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Enola in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Enola:
Records indicate that 1,114 girls in the United States have been named Enola since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1953, when 98 people in the U.S. were given the name Enola. Those people are now 67 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Enola
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19 Positive Comments
"My daughter is called Enola, she was born in 1998 and I loved the name after watching Waterworld and always said if I ever had another daughter I would call her Enola. She loves her name as people always compliment her on it. She is beautiful and very talented. She has just got all A*'s and A's in her GCSE's." Aug. 22, 2015:
"My little girl is Enola. Before I even met my wife I came as a package deal that my first little girl would be Enola, and fortunately she liked it. I got the name from Enola/Alone, the Manic Street Preachers song, and as soon as I heard it, I was determined that my little girl would be called Enola. I didn't know at the time that it was an actual name. I recently found out that Nicky Wire, the bass player for the Manics, gave his little girl the name Enola for her middle name.
I think it is an excellent name, very unique, and my little girl loves it. There is now a series of books called Enola Holmes, who is the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes." Jul. 22, 2011:
"I am in the UK and totally love the name!!! I am due in June 14th with a little pink bundle...we have a little boy 19months called Ethan which means strong and streadfast as he was pretty poorly when he was born.It sometimes takes to hear the name spoken, to instil its beauty in you, and Waterworld did that for me all those many years ago, well before I met my wonderful husband or really thought about being a Mum. So to all you Enola's out there, congratulate your folks on chossong such a beautiful name and certainally feel special!!! Love n peace to all. Bev Morgan, Suffolk, Uk, and pink bundle!! xxx" Apr. 14, 2011:
"My daughters name is Enola i love her and her name. She's so smart probaly one of the most smartest babies i have ever seen!!" Dec. 2, 2010:
"im trying to find the true meaning of my baby girls name (Enola) i have heard it means black fox & Magnolia in native american
also that it means alone (just because it spells that backwards???) that one seems a bit strange to me" Sep. 25, 2010:
"I love the name Enola and would like to use it for my second daughter (if I have one). Too bad it is associated with the dropping of the atomic bomb and it spells "alone" backwards. However, I am not superstitious enough to think that those associations would have a negative effect on my child." Sep. 24, 2010:
"Enolah is the name of an early 19th century Cherokee Indian chief. It is a beautiful name and means "black fox." I have recently changed my last name to it. I am a female. I see nothing wrong with it and think it is beautiful. But I would, it is now mine.
Satyva Enolah" Mar. 25, 2010:
"We are expecting in June and will name our daughter Enolah. We added the h on the end, so it doesn't spell alone backwards." Jan. 29, 2010:
"my Enola was born on the 11 of nov wich is a Rememberance day in Australia. i had read in a name book it was native american for Magnolia. Her full name is Enola-Jean. our thoughs was as enola backwards is alone with the Jean added she could never be alone." Jan. 29, 2010:
"My name is Enol--I was told by a professor that the name means Ennoble. He said it is French and said there is a male character in a book by that name. I guess if Enola is female then maybe Enol would be the male counterpart. I am female though and love my name. Some family members make it sound musical. We are from the Caribbean. As a child, I was affectionately called Nol-Nol." Nov. 14, 2009:
"I have spend some of the day gathering information on the girl name Enola. There is not a lot out there but what I have found is that it is english in origin and that it is feminine.
I have named my dog Enola after a revisit to "Waterworld" and Kevin Costner.
Loved the name forever but never had a chance to name something Enola. I love her to bits and love her name" Jul. 20, 2009:
"My name is Enola as well. Growing up was hard because I was always teased and it made me hate my name. But now that I am older I love my name due to the fact that it is very unique. I did not know how many people are actually named Enola until now.Im glad to know that I am not the only one. I was named after my mothers best friend who is Hawaiian. I do not know the meaning, but am asked frequently what it means. I was born in 1979 so my name is not from Waterworld." May. 7, 2009:
"that's so funny about the post Comment left Jul 21, 2007 b/c I am due Nov. 26th and me and my husband are naming our little girl Enola Angel and we got it from the movie as well Waterworld..my husband thought the little girl was so cute always humming and coloring on that boat..lol" Aug. 17, 2008:
"My name is Enola! I was named after my grandmother, though I honestly have no idea what it means. I've always heard it's a Native American word for 'Magnolia', however, my grandmother was an East Indian woman who was born and raised in the Caribbean, so I feel that there must be another meaning. I didn't like my name when I was younger but it definitely grew on me. People pronounce it slightly wrong (such as UH NO LA or AH NO LA as opposed to E NO LA) and the spelling of it can be butchered, but that aside, I love my name." Jul. 13, 2008:
"I love my name (it's actually Enola-Riann)! It's very unusual and I don't have to worry about 10 other people having the same name. I find it very offensive that someone is slamming my name...People like my name (and so do I) they think pretty and unique (unlike Sarah or Sara, or Amanda, or any other name)." Apr. 21, 2008:
"I like the Name very much, but it's hard to find the real meaning. Can anyone proof the meaning of Enola? I don't think someone called a baby Enola because it is alone backwards. By the way, the plane was called after the pilot's mum." Mar. 14, 2008:
"My name is Enola, I too was named after my grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. I was teased more by my brothers than other school children. But as an adult people can butcher the name and spelling, so I shortened it (not-legally) to Nola, and they still get that wrong!" Nov. 6, 2007:
"My daughter's name is Enola. She was born in 2001. And at the time we lived on Enola Drive in the town of Enola, Pennsylvania. I love the name. We actually didn't name her Enola because of the town but because of the movie Waterworld. The little girl's name in the movie was Enola. We pronounce it E no la. Most people we come across love the name too." Jul. 21, 2007:
"we are thinking about naming our first daughter enola rose." Nov. 24, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"You all do know that the first thing that most people will think of is the airplane that dropped first atomic bomb, which killed tens of thousands of people. It isn't Adolf as a first name, but really doesn't have great associations to normal people." Apr. 18, 2010:
20 Neutral Comments
"I was born 8/1/02 my mum got the name from waterworld, I love my name, a girl 2 or 3 years younger than me keeps messaging me because we share the same name locally, but it annoys me because her mother stole it from me at school, my mum has recently died but I will forever love the name she gave me." Jun. 4, 2020:
"I absolutely LOVE the name Enola!!I've never seen Waterworld, but I heard it from the Enola Holmes series(Sherlock Holmes' sister, by Nancy Springer) and have loved the books and the name ever since! It's a beautiful name and I plan to use it for my little girl sometime.😙💞 I don't mind that it spells alone backwards either;I actually think it's kinda cool.😆Love to all you who love it too!!!😘" May. 28, 2020:
"My name is Enola my father named me because his mother was full cherokee and wanted one of her grandchildren with the name. I am so proud of my name and to all the people who dislike the name because of the plane go further in history and find out the real reason for the name.I named my daughters middle name is Alon thats nola spelled backwards and now my granddaughter has the same middle name. My daughter wanted that name because i am just as unique as my name" Mar. 7, 2018:
"Enola is the name of my mother, born 1922 in very upstate NY. She doesn't know where her mother got the name. We have heard of two other women named Enola in the region. One was a man's French Canadian mother. Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme in New Orleans has a chef sister named Enola-maybe another French connectiom?" Nov. 28, 2015:
"My daughter name's is Enola is a great name!!
I ask I priest and he said the Saint is on Juny 24." May. 7, 2014:
"My little girl was born on 21st June 2013 and we have named her Anola!! My husband and i loved the name Enola from the very first time we heard it on waterworld and vowed (years before we got married and thought about children) that if we ever had a baby girl, this would be it!! We slightly changed it by using the A instead of an E so that it no longer spelt alone backwards!! Xx" Aug. 16, 2013:
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"I brought a time share in 2006 at Grandview and I have to say aoghluth initially it is a lot of money as long as you use it it is really good. November last year I did an exchange to the desert rose resort and for 150 we had a two bedroom appartment for a week it was lovely. Plus this year have exchanged for a villa in Orlanda have two weeks for 300 in a 8 person villa. I also have the extra weeks you just phone up and activate the certificate for those two weeks. You just have to use it!" Mar. 15, 2013:
"This is exactly what I was loonkig for. Thanks for writing!" Jul. 23, 2011:
"Well put, sir, well put. I'll certnaily make note of that." Jul. 22, 2011:
"Well my name is Enola,many people love my name and think it is so beutiful.I was named after my grandmother,I'm not sure why her name is Enola though...as Enola being a unique name I would like to say a few + and - things...+ many people dont have it,I get many complements,and it makes me feel special! -...not many things to buy with your name on it,but other then that my name has special meaning and it is a beutifull name for any girl!" Feb. 3, 2011:
"Hello everybody i Come to share my exp?rience, i like this name because one day i watched waterworld and this name sound s perfect for my futur little girl. So this day happen 2 month ago i gave this name to my little angel we called her Inola because we are french. According to research enola or inola for me the meaning that i have founded is "dawn" "black Fox" "magnolia" but it s the same kind of name than illona also who the meaning is "fragment of sun"" Dec. 7, 2010:
"My name is Enola and as a child I hated it because I was teased. I have grown to embrace my name. I am almost fifty years old. I can tell you this even though it (the name) is associated with the plane and spells alone backwards . I have never been alone and my life has been blessed by GOD." Dec. 3, 2010:
""My daughter's name is Enola and so many people comment on how lovely and unusual it is. People often pronouce and spell it incorrectly but alot of names are like that. I didn't think it could be shortened but my dad calls her Noly.We've had people call her Anola, Nola, Elola and Encola. I know it means Magnolia in native american and i think it's beautiful and it really suits my beautiful daughter!" Dec. 6, 2009:
"Hi Ther I am from Montenegro ,we just named our babygirl Enola.I was waching waterworld llong time ago and I decided that will be name of my babygirl if I ever have one so its come true.Name is so beutiful and unusual specialy in our country,but meaning ?????" Aug. 15, 2009:
"I love the name Enola and want toname my chirl after Enola from Waterworld but i want to know its meaning" Jun. 18, 2008:
I'm a french woman...
I'm going to have a baby and if it's a girl, her name will be Enola. I'd like to know the date of "St Enola" ? I hope you understand what I've said. Thank you for your answer. Delphine" Jun. 1, 2008:
"My name is Enola and I love it!! Probably because it was my grandmother's name, so I wear it proud!! People always pronounce it Anola...I've even had people spell it that way, too, but it's pronounced E-no-la!! I love my name, but I hate that I used to get made fun of in grade school...I was called everything...granola, ebola virus, ecoli, etc!! But I guess that's just the immaturity of others! Anyway, I don't think there's anything wrong with the name Enola. And as far as it being uncommon, I'm glad it is! I'd hate to walk around with such a common name as Chris or Jennifer or any other common name! My name is unique, just as I am!!" Oct. 7, 2007:
"We also named our daughter Enola from the movie waterworld. The little girl looked just like my neice who is 1/2 samoan and 1/2 german. Since my husband is samoan and I am german it fit perfectly. Even though my little one didnt look like the little girl we still love the name." Aug. 14, 2007:
"My mother-in-law, of Scotch-Irish extraction, was born in about 1896 in Southern Indiana. Her name was Enola Merle. From your graph, it appears she was part of the first wave of girl babies so named. My wife has no idea where the name came into the family.
Dave Oesterreich" May. 13, 2007:
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