What does Viola mean?
Associated with: purple (violet).
(female) Vila, Vioda, ..
(male) Vioch, Viovi, .. Middle name pairings:
Viola Paige (V.P.), ..
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)
Viola reached its peak position of #45 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is presently at #1283. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Violet (#50 the previous year), Violeta (#1146) and Violetta (#1873) are the prominent alternative forms of Viola (#1283 the previous year). These relations of Viola were popular as baby names 115 years ago (average #872) and are somewhat less common today (#1088, 33% less usage), with the version Viola falling out of fashion. Violet is the continual favorite.
Viola▼ is pronounced similarly to Vala, Valla, Valli, Vallia and Vally. Other suggested similar names are Adola, Aila, Billa, Cilla, Dila, Dilla, Dola, Eila, Enola, Fiala, Fila, Finola, Gila, Giula, Iola▼, Izola, Jola, Leola▼, Lila▲, Lilla▼, Lola, Mila▲, Milla, Mirla, Neola, Nicola, Nikola, Nila, Nola, Noola, Oriola, Paola▼, Pola, Rilla▼, Simla, Tola, Verla▼, Viana, Vica, Vida▼, Vieda, Vika, Vilma, Vina▼, Vinia, Vinya, Violant, Viona, Virna, Vita, Vitia, Vitka, Viva▼, Vivia, Vivva, Willa▲, Winola, Yola, Zila, Zilla and Zola▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Viola.See names in meaning and etymology.