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What does Vi mean?

Vi Pronunciation of Vi [vi] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and Vi means "purple; lively". Vi is an alternate spelling of Violet (Latin): one of the earliest flower names. Vi is also a derivative of Vivian (Latin): an ancient personal name.

Associated with: purple (violet).


7 relations via Violet, Vivian: Bibi, Viola, Viole, Viv, Vivee, Vivi and Vivia.

Creative forms:
(female) Ivi, Va, ..

(male) Va, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vi Katelyn (V.K.), ..

How popular is Vi?

Vi is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4187 out of 4276, Top 98%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#29932 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Violet (#50 the previous year), Vivian (#95) and Viola (#1283) are the prominent variation forms of Vi (unlisted). Other forms, like Vivee, are uncommon. These forms of Vi reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #71) and are somewhat less popular today (#476, 25.8% less usage), with the form Viola going out of style. Violet and Vivian are two of the more chic baby names in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Viola, Violet, Vivian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Di and Vic. These names tend to be less commonly used than Vi.

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