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What does Viola mean?

Viola Pronunciation of Viola as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Viola is "purple". Viola is a Latin form of Violet (Latin): one of the earliest flower names.


ASSOCIATED WITH purple (violet)


OTHER FORMS VIA VIOLET Vi, Violaine, Violanta, Violante, Viole, Violeta, Violetta, Viollet, Vyolet

(female) Vila, ..

(male) Vioch, ..

Viola Norah (V.N.), ..

How popular is Viola?

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)

Viola reached its peak position of #45 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is presently at #1134. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Viola name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Viola outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Violet (#43 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Violeta (#965) and Violetta (#1733) are the prominent alternative forms of Viola (#1134). These relations of Viola were popular as baby names 118 years ago (AVERAGE #872) and are now much less common (#968, 62% LESS USAGE), with the version Viola falling out of fashion. Violet is the continual favorite, though Violeta has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Viola, Violet, Violeta, Violetta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Violet outside U.S.

Similar Names

Viola is pronounced similarly to Vala, Valla, Valli, Vallia and Vally. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adola, Aila, Billa, Cilla, Dila, Dilla, Dola, Eila, Enola, Fiala, Fila, Finola, Gila, Giula, Iola, Izola, Jola, Leola, Lila, Lilla, Lola, Mila, Milla, Mirla, Neola, Nicola, Nikola, Nila, Nola, Noola, Oriola, Paola, Pola, Rilla, Simla, Tola, Verla, Viana, Vica, Vida, Vieda, Vika, Vilma, Vina, Vinia, Vinya, Violant, Viona, Virna, Vita, Vitia, Vitka, Viva, Vivia, Vivva, Willa, Winola, Yola, Zila, Zilla and Zola. These names tend to be less commonly used than Viola.

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