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What does Velvet mean?

Velvet Pronunciation of Velvet [vel-vet] as a girls' name is pronounced VEL-vet. It is of English origin. The name of the soft-napped fabric, which has connotations of great luxury and sensuousness.

Associated with: soft (gentle), great, luxury (hope).


Creative forms:
(female) Velvetty, ..

(male) Velvetti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Velvet Leilany (V.L.), ..

How popular is Velvet?

Velvet is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2324 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Velvet entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #946 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Velvet name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Velvet outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arlet, Beret, Berget, Collet, Dennet, Jennet, Joliet, Juliet, Julyet (see Julia), Odelet (see Odele), Olivet, Vale, Valen, Valeta, Vallee, Valley, Veeta, Veeva, Velda, Velika, Vellda, Vellma, Velma, Velora, Verde, Vere, Verety, Verlee, Verlie, Verlye (see Beverly), Verne, Verneta (see Verna), Vevay, Violet, Viollet, Vivee and Vyolet. These names tend to be less frequently used than Velvet.

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