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landa girl

First name origin & meaning:

Greek: Violet flower, modest

First name variations: Yolande, Yolantha, Iolanthe, Iolande, Eolande, Jolanda, Jolaunda, Jo, Yo, Yolanda

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway, so named from the plural of land (see Land 1).
  2. Czech: from a short form of the personal name Mikulanda, a derivative of Mikuláš, Czech form of Greek Nikolaos (see Nicholas).
  3. Polish: nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić ‘to ask insistently’, ‘badger someone’.
  4. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Landau.
  5. Spanish and Basque: topographic name from the Basque landa ‘meadow’. There is a place of this name in Álava province, Basque Country, and the surname may in fact be a habitational name from this place.
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