Iolanthe is a feminine given name, derived from the Greek "ιολη" (iole) for "violet" and "ανθος" (anthos) for "flower".
- Yolanda, the Spanish form of the name, is also used in English-speaking countries.
- Jolantha, the Eastern European form, is a fairly common name in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
Other variants include Iolanda, Iolanta, Iolantha, Jolanthe, Yolantha, Yolanthe, Yolley and Yollie.
Iolanthe (or one of its variants) may also refer to:
In the theatre
Several distinct theatrical works are titled (or have been produced under the title of) Iolanthe.
- An English version of the play King René's Daughter was produced in London by Henry Irving's company in 1880 under the title Iolanthe; Iolanthe is the name of the title character in King René's Daughter.
- Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri, a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan was first produced in London in 1882.
- Tchaikovski's one-act lyric opera Iolanta (Иоланта) premiered in 1892. The story is based on King René's Daughter.
- A play by Jerzy Żuławski in Polish premiered in 1905 as Iloja, which is translated to English as "Iolanthe".
In other media
- Jolanthes Hochzeit (Iolanthe's Wedding) by Hermann Sudermann is a play premiered in 1892, later adapted as a novel.
- The Ratepayer's Iolanthe (co-written with Ned Sherrin) (1984) is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe.
- Iolanthe is a character in The Six Sacred Stones.
- Iolanthe is a character in The Revolt of Aphrodite.
- Iolanthe is a character in Dragons of the Highlord Skies.
- Iolanthe is a character in The Five Greatest Warriors.
- Iolanthe is a character in An Owl in a Thornbush.
- Iolanthe is a character in the X-Men universe.
- Iolanthe is the middle name of the title character in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.
- SS Iolanthe was a ship in the fleet of the Millbrook Steamboat & Trading Co Ltd.
- Maoricicada iolanthe is an insect species identified by Hudson 1891.
- Lebia iolanthe is an insect species identified by Bates, 1883.
- Hydriomena iolanthe is a species of moth first identified by Hudson, 1939.
- An ancestor of the racehorse Poseidon.
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