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Jolene is a strikingly attractive female baby name. Famous as the name of the iconic Dolly Parton song, Jolene is also the titular character of the film starring Jessica Chastain as well as the protagonist in the comedy Benny & Jolene. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Jolene:

English: God will increase
French: Pretty

Origin of the name Jolene:

Jolene is a modern invented name. It combines the shortened feminine version of the name Joseph (meaning “God will increase”) with the popular suffix –lene. For French speakers, Jolene is an expanded version of the word jolie (meaning “pretty”).

Symbolism of the name Jolene:

Jolene is a feminine version of the name Joseph. This name means “God will increase.” In the Hebrew bible, Joseph dreamed of seven sheaves of wheat that predicted upcoming years of both abundance and famine. For this reason, the symbol for the name Joseph is the wheat stalk. In French, Jolene also means “pretty.” French symbols for beauty include the lily, iris, or rose.

Baby name Jolene

Style of the name Jolene:

Modern

Gender of the name Jolene:

Jolene is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jolene:

jo-LEEN

Number of syllables in the name Jolene:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Jolene:

The name Jolene evokes feelings of radiance and beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Jolene:

  • Joleen
  • Joline
  • Joliene
  • Jolyne

Nicknames for the name Jolene:

Popularity of the name Jolene:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jolene was the 474th most popular baby girl name in 2020. Jolene has ranked among the top 500 baby girl names since 2017.

Related names for the name Jolene:

Great middle names for Jolene and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jolene:

  • Jolene Anderson (actress)
  • Jolene Nicole Henderson (softball player)
  • Jolene Aiko Purdy (actress)
  • Jolene Van Vugt (motorcross champion)
  • Jolene Marie Rotinsulu (pageant winner)
  • Jolene Nenibah Yazzie (graphic designer)

Jolene in popular culture:

  • Jolene (drama film starring Jessica Chastain)
  • Jolene (main character in the comedy Benny & Jolene)
  • Jolyne Kujou (protagonist of the manga series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)