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Meaning of Violet

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The name Violet has the following meaning:

Color name. "Purple". A pretty name and also a more popular choice than Viola. Adopted by famous celebrity couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Violet is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 482 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Violet rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 42 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 141 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Violet in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Violet is pronounced as vye-let


Violet originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Violet and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Violet: Boys - Albin, Benedict, Cornelius, Perry, Silas, Girls - Angelica, Aura, Charmaine, Chastity, Gusta, Karli, Lorine, Velva, Both genders - Amy, Ivory, Virginia


Popular Variants for the name Violet: Eolande, Iolande, Jolanda, Violete, Violett, Violetta, Violette (French), Vyolet, Vyolett, Vyoletta, Vyolette, Yolanda (Spanish), Yolanthe (French)


Common nicknames for the name Violet are: Vi


We think the name Violet should fall under the following style category: Short and Catchy.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Violet to be: A quiet person, docile in nature

In one word, you might describe Violet as a(n) "quiet" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Violet (or its variants) are:

Violet Mersereau, born on 2 October, a famous actress. Violet Mersereau's background: An American silent movie star. Her career spanned the years from 1908-1926. She was born in New York, New York and was educated there. As a young girl she played child parts in stock. She toured with Margaret Anglin and had a role in the original company of The Clansman. The play continued to show for three years. Violet was given the nickname The Child Wonder. She starred on the road as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and then became a screen actress. She was five feet four inches tall with light hair and blue eyes. Her sister, Claire Mersereau, was also an actress, two years younger than Violet.

Violet Penelope Dickson, born on 3 September, a famous aristocrat. Violet Penelope Dickson's background: The wife of British colonial administrator H. R. P. Dickson. She lived in Kuwait for 61 years, half of them as a widow, and published several books on the country. She was a keen amateur botanist and had a plant named in her honour.

Violet Winspear, born on 28 April, a famous writer. Violet Winspear's background: A popular English writer of 70 romance novels in Mills & Boon from 1961 to 1987. In 1973, she became a launch author for the new Harlequin Presents line of category romance novels. Harlequin Presents books were more sensual than the previous line, Harlequin Romance, under which Winspear had been published. She was chosen to be a launch author because she, along with Anne Mather and Anne Hampson were the most popular and prolific of Harlequin's authors.
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Vanessa (70)
Valerie (161)
Veronica (177)
Virginia (417)
Viviana (431)
Violet (482)
Valentina (528)
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