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Meaning and Name Origin

Viola \vi(o)-la\ as a girls' name. The meaning of Viola is "purple". Viola is a derivative of Violet (Latin). Somewhat uncommon as a given name for girls.


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.


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 (#5014 out of 88799, Top 6%). (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Viola name in U.S.

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

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 the years 1910-1919 and are now much less popular, with the versions Yolanda, Violette and Viola 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Viola, Violet, Violette, Yolanda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Viola is pronounced similarly to Vala and Valla. Another suggested similar baby name is Viona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Viola.