What does Violet mean?
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 (#27235 out of 150436, Top 18%). (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)
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 1910-1919 (usage of 0.687%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2333%, down 66%), with the forms Viola, Violette and Yolanda becoming less in vogue. Violet (#67) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for this name. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Violet and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)