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Girl Name: Violet

Name: Violet
Pronunciation: \vi(o)-let\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: purple
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Valeta, Villette
Variant forms: Eolande, Iolande, Iolanthe, Jolanda, Jolande, Jolanta, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Vi, Viola, Violaine, Violanta, Violante, Violanthe, Viole, Violeine, Violeta, Violetta, Violette, Viollet, Violletta, Viollette, Vyolet, Vyoletta, Vyolette, Yolanda, Yolande, Yolane, Yolantha, Yolanthe
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 289
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 19372

Description

Violet \vi(o)-let\ as a girl's name is pronounced VYE-a-let. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Violet is "purple". One of the earliest flower names, first used in the 1830s. Shakespeare used the Latin form Viola for the enterprising heroine in "Twelfth Night". Ballerina Violette Verdy.

Violet has 30 variant forms: Eolande, Iolande, Iolanthe, Jolanda, Jolande, Jolanta, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Vi, Viola, Violaine, Violanta, Violante, Violanthe, Viole, Violeine, Violeta, Violetta, Violette, Viollet, Violletta, Viollette, Vyolet, Vyoletta, Vyolette, Yolanda, Yolande, Yolane, Yolantha and Yolanthe.

Baby names that sound like Violet are Valeta and Villette.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Violet.

Popularity

Violet is a very popular first name for women (#289 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#19372 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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