Meaning and name origin
Violet \vi(o)-let\ as a girl's name is pronounced VYE-a-let. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Violet is "purple". One of the earliest flower names, first used in the 1830s. Shakespeare used the Latin form Viola for the enterprising heroine in "Twelfth Night". Ballerina Violette Verdy.
Violet▲ has 30 variant forms: Eolande, Iolande, Iolanthe, Jolanda, Jolande, Jolanta, Jolantha, Jolanthe, Vi, Viola▼, Violaine, Violanta, Violante, Violanthe, Viole, Violeine, Violeta, Violetta, Violette▼, Viollet, Violletta, Viollette, Vyolet, Vyoletta, Vyolette, Yolanda▼, Yolande, Yolane, Yolantha and Yolanthe.
Violet is a very popular first name for females (#289 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19372 out of 88799, Top 22%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Violet for girls. Violet reached its highest rank of #67 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Violet and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Violet (#67), Yolanda, Violette and Viola. (2014 statistics).