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Yolanda has its origins in the Old Greek language. It is used largely in English and French. The name Yolanda means 'violet flower'. Derived from iole which means 'violet' ; anthos which means 'flower'.
Yolanda of Flanders (1175-1219) ruled the Latin Empire in Constantinople for her husband Peter II of Courtenay from 1217 to 1219.
Some believe it to be a derivative of Violante (violet), a medieval French name derived from the Latin viola (violet).
Yolanda Name also appears in following Origin(s): English
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is a Colombian former beauty queen turned politician, former member of the Congress of Colombia and diplomat. Pulecio married former minister of finance and diplomat Gabriel Betancourt. Pulecio is the mother of Astrid Betancourt and French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt who spent six and a half years in captivity after being kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia until July 2 when she was rescued by the Colombian Armed Forces in Operation Jaque, 2008.