Meaning and Name Origin
Violet \vi(o)-let\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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 prominent first name for females (#289 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#19372 out of 88799, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Violet for girls. Violet reached its apex position of #67 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Violet and affiliated names. Viola, Violette and Yolanda are the prominent variation forms of Violet (#67 a year ago). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Viola, Violette and Yolanda becoming less in vogue. Violet (#67) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)