Yolanda

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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".

Proper noun[edit]

Yolanda

  1. A female given name.
    • 1969 Coretta Scott King, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, page 107:
      I chose the name Yolanda Denise, but my husband had reservations about it. He questioned whether people would call her Yolanda or mispronounce the name. He was right. Her name is so frequently mispronounced that it bothers her. There is a tendency among middle-class Negroes to give their children unusual names. Perhaps they are seeking elegance or some special identification. I fell victim to this custom, rather than following the sensible practice of naming the baby after a member of the family.

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Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Yolanda f

  1. A female given name