Popularity:1936
Origin:African
Other Origin(s):Italian; Welsh; German; Arabic
Meaning:Mound or lump of earth; Calm; Authority, rulership, power; One who is gazed at, beautiful
Replete with origins, gender-neutral Zola brings many meanings and roots for your little sapling to explore. As an Italian appellation, Zola began its journey as a habitational surname meaning "lump or mound of earth." Zola is also rooted in African heritage, particularly in Xhosa and Zulu, where it means "calm" or "peaceful." But Zola's ancestry doesn't stop there—it's also an Arabic name derived from Sultan, meaning "authority," "rulership," and "power." Finally, Zola may come from the Welsh and Germanic Isolde, meaning "one who is gazed at" or "beautiful." Rich and earthy, Zola could inspire a grounded, serene life steeped in confidence for baby's journey to self-discovery.
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  • Ancestry, Zola

  • Behind the Name, Zola 2, January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Zola 1, January 2019

  • Name Doctor, Zola

  • Name Doctor, Zola

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