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What does Viola mean?

Viola \vi(o)-la\ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Viola is "purple". Viola is a derivative of Violet (Latin): one of the earliest flower names.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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)

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 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)

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.

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