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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Iola
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Iola in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Iola:
Records indicate that 8,551 girls in the United States have been named Iola since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 367 people in the U.S. were given the name Iola. Those people are now 102 years old.
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Comments about the name Iola
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4 Positive Comments
"Honestly I love my name but literally no one can say it right I pronounce my name like yu-o-la I keep on getting teased by everyone because of my name" Oct. 19, 2017:
"I named my daughter Iola, and everyone loves her name. We pronounce it yo-lah/ee-oh-lah (if you say ee-oh-lah quickly, it often comes out yo-lah) with her nick name as ee-oh.The meaning of the name, violet colored dawn or dawn cloud, is beautiful. We love to run outside on mornings with a colorful sunrise and remark that it is an 'Iola morning.' My daughter just revels this. We also like the Iola has a Greek myth connection as Iola was a love interest of Hercules. One small down fall is if you are using a sans serif font (such as on this page), people will think it is LOLA and not iola." Jan. 11, 2015:
"My name is Iola and I love it! My mum's Welsh so I pronounce it "Yola". Almost every time I introduce myself people gush at what a nice and unique name I have :)" Jun. 2, 2011:
"I've heard this name pronounced three ways: 'eye-ola' seems to be the most common english way, 'ee-ola' I've been told is the greek pronunciation, and 'yola' as the welsh pronunciation. I personally love the the greek and welsh versions!" Jun. 27, 2007:
6 Neutral Comments
"Due to English teacher couldn't pronounce my chinese name in college, I started to use Iola as my English name when I was teen. It has a poetical translation version in Chinese---first cloud to see in dawn. I found it perfectly matches me when I first saw that. I am not the sun, not the moon, not the stars but the first cloud in the early morning.
I have my name pronounced in the Greek way i-yo-la. I love my Chinese name and also Iola." Oct. 20, 2017:
"My name is Iola and i absolutely love the name, when i was little i wasnt sure if i liked it but now that i am older i have grown in to it. But since my name has different types of ways to pronounce it it can be really annoying to ceep repeating myself. I am personally Welsh so it is easy to know how to say it but when i go to England or somewhere else its a hole different story. Eye-o-lah is what i am cald in England.but i am proud to be named iven if it means to ask the siop keeper to put your name on the item that u want but your names not their." Sep. 29, 2017:
"My name is Iola, I remember when I was little I wanted to change it... but now I've come to love it. Sure, you get the occasional person saying "Aoli, ola, hiola, izee etc" but I don't mind the nicknames. The only thing I really hated was when people always mistake my name for Lola, it's very annoying. I can't remember the last time a teacher got my name right on the roll for the first time, it's also annoying if you're name is printed on a jacket and it looks like Lola instead of Iola. Just a downfall worth the font." Jul. 24, 2017:
"My name is Iola and I pronounce it eye-ola. It's a pretty name I guess, but people often think it's a little weird. I've never met another Iola, and a lot of people make up nicknames for it (aioli, aola, izee, lol). I think the worst thing about my name is that the capital I looks like a lowercase L, making everyone think that my name is Lola. I don't quite like my name and I don't recommend giving the name to any of your future children." Apr. 21, 2017:
"My name is Iola. I love it and pronounce it i-yo-la. People love my name. It is short and catchy. The Greek meaning of the name Iola is dawn cloud, most reverent one, one to be held in high esteem." Apr. 1, 2017:
"I named my daughter Iola... I am Greek and the name comes from princess Iole who was "briefly" married to Heracles, great-grand daughter of Apollo. I just thought the Greek spelling would be way too confusing to say for teachers and the like so I chickened out and went with the Welsh spelling... Iola. I pronounce it Ee-oh-la but my daughter who is now a teenager prefers Yo-la. Can't win 'em all but we have received hundreds of compliments over the years and I know secretly my daughter loves her name." Aug. 26, 2013:
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