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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) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19372 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Violet for girls (2014 statistics).
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