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Origin & Meaning

The name Violet is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Violet is "violet, purple, a color, a flower".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 67  in baby name popularity for girls with 4156 occurrences.  It ranked 8684 in popular baby names for boys with 9 occurrences. 

View the Violet Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Violet has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Violet to other names.


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Related Names

The names Violante, Violeta, Violetta, Violette, Wioletta are all forms of Violet.

Violet has the diminutive (nickname) Vi.

Other Tidbits

Violet falls into the flower name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Violet in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Violet.

Just for fun, see the name Violet in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Violet in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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