What does Viola mean?
Viola /vi-o-la/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Viola is "purple". Viola is a version of Violet (Latin): one of the earliest flower names. Compare surname Violi.
Viola▼ has 29 different forms via Violet: Eolande, Iolande, Iolanthe, Jolanda, Jolande, Jolanta, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Vi, Violaine, Violanta, Violante, Violanthe, Viole, Violeine, Violeta, Violetta, Violette▼, Viollet, Violletta, Viollette, Vyolet, Vyoletta, Vyolette, Yolanda▼, Yolande, Yolane, Yolantha and Yolanthe.Kreatif forms: Violu, Viova. [more]
How popular is Viola?
Viola is a very prominent first name for women (#244 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5064 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Viola for girls. Viola reached its peak position of #47 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Viola and affiliated names. Violet (#67 the previous year), Yolanda and Violette are the prominent alternative forms of Viola. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.687%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2333%, down 66%), with the versions Viola, Violette and Yolanda becoming less fashionable. Violet (#67) is the most trendy baby name here, with this name having a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)