Viola name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Viola

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  1. According to a user from Italy, the name Viola means "The word viola, in Italian, is used to refer to a flower (violet) or its color (purple). The floral meaning is the one linked to the name 'Viola', or 'Violetta'. This name is particularly used in central Italy".
  2. According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Viola is of Latin origin and means "Flower. Also means an instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin and tuned a fifth lower".
  3. A user from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Viola means "Flower, nice, or purple".
  4. According to a user from South Africa, the name Viola means "Flower, more specifically violet".
  5. A submission from Italy says the name Viola means "Viola is a flower very common in Italy".
  6. According to 2 people from Albania and the United Arab Emirates, the name Viola is of Albanian / Latin origin and means "Flower".
  7. A submission from Sweden says the name Viola means "Instrument" and is of Swedish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vi"o*la
A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.

Etymology: L., a violet. See Violet

noun Vi"o*la
An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass.

Etymology: It. See Viol

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
  2. Large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions
  3. Any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola

From Latin viola (“violet”)

  1. A female given name from Latin
  2. A town in Arkansas
  3. A town in Delaware
  4. A village in Illinois
  5. A city in Kansas
  6. A hamlet in New York
  7. A town in Tennessee
  8. A village in Wisconsin

Viola was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Viola

Notable Persons Named Viola

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is an actress. She was most active from 1992 to present. Viola was born on August 11th, 1965 in , U.S.

Lynn Collins

Lynn Collins is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Lynn was given the name Viola Lynn Collins on May 16th, 1977 in Houston, Texas, U.S. Lynn is also known as Collins and Viola Lynn.

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond was a business owner and beautician. Viola was given the name Viola Irene Davis on July 6th, 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She left this life on February 7th, 1965.

Viola Liuzzo

Viola Liuzzo was a civil rights activist, civil, political rights, and civil rightsactivist. Viola was given the name Viola Fauver Gregg on April 11th, 1925 in California, Pennsylvania. She passed away on March 25th, 1965.

Viola Spolin

Viola Spolin was a teacher and author. Viola was born on November 7th, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 22nd, 1994.

Viola Wills

Viola Wills was a funk, disco, and dance music singing. She plays Human voice. She was most prominent from 1965 to 2009. Viola was given the name Viola Mae Wilkerson on December 30th, 1939 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States. She breathed her last breath on May 6th, 2009.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Viola

Notable Persons With the Last Name Viola

Vincent Viola

Vincent Viola is a founder, virtu financial, owner of the florida panthers nhl ice hockey franchise, florida panthers, and owner of theflorida panthersnhlice hockeyfranchise. Vincent was born in 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Bill Viola

Bill Viola is an artist in the fields of video art, electronic art, and new media art. Bill was born in Queens.

Frank Viola

Frank Viola is a baseball player. Frank was born on April 19th, 1960 in East Meadow, New York.

Roberto Eduardo Viola

Roberto Eduardo Viola was a president. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1981. Roberto was born on October 13th, 1924 in Buenos Aires. He left this life on September 30th, 1994.

Mike Viola

Mike Viola is an alternative rock, pop rock, power pop, and folk rock musician, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Guitar, Piano, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1980. Mike was given the name Michael A. Viola on September 26th, 1966.

Franca Viola

Franca was born in 1947 in Alcamo.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Viola U.S.
  White 87.76% 64.26%
  African American 1.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Viola

People with the last name Viola are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Viola

  • What name lists does Viola rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Viola? Viola is the 549th most popular name of all time. As a last name Viola was the 5,271st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Viola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 132,057 babies born with the first name Viola in the United States. That's more than enough people named Viola to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Viola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 229 new born babies.
  • When was Viola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Viola is Tuesday, October 21st, 1823.
  • What year had the most people named Viola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Viola was in 1918 with a total of 4,331 babies. That's a lot of babies named Viola!
  • Random Viola Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Viola ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 107 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Viola: The name spelled backwards is Aloiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ilova. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Viola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,616 people with the last name Viola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Viola? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Viola as their last name.
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