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Violet

Last Name
790
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Violet mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Violet

User Submitted Origins

English
65%
French
28%
Italian
4%
Chewa
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Idaho, U.S., the name Violet means "very kind, and beautiful, like a flower.It also means heart of gold and light and love".
  2. A submission from the United States says the name Violet means "Purple flower , A girl who has a beautiful heart like a flower" and is of English origin.
  3. According to 2 people from Texas, U.S., the name Violet means "Purple flower".
  4. A submission from Arkansas, U.S. says the name Violet means "Purple, The Flower".
  5. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Violet is of English origin and means "Violet is a type of flower, and it also means hope & joy to everyone she meets (Such as myself)".
  6. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Violet is of Greek origin and means "Loving to others and always a good leader for others and will help anyone in need and teach them how to love God and that he has an everlasting love for everyone in the world".
  7. According to 2 people from Texas, U.S., the name Violet is of French origin and means "Flower".
  8. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Violet means "The name violet means wonderful flower, and unique".
  9. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Violet is of Chewa origin and means "A light purple".
  10. A submission from Canada says the name Violet means "Loving to others" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vi"o*let
Senses
  1. [Bot] Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor).
  2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.
  3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.
  4. [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycæna, or Rusticus, and allied genera.

Note: ☞ The cultivated sweet violet is Viola odorata of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is Viola cucullata; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is Viola pedata.

Etymology: F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. �. Cf. Iodine

adjective Vi"o*let
Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined.

Etymology: Cf. F. violet. See Violet (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
  2. Any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
  3. Of a color intermediate between red and blue
Wiktionary

A 19th century flower name from violet, sometimes as an anglicisation of the earlier French Violette.

  1. A female given name from English.

Violet was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Violet

Notable Persons Named Violet

Violet Mosse-Brown

She holds the title Oldest Jamaican person ever and First verified Jamaican supercentenarian. Violet was given the name Violet Mosse on March 10th, 1900 in Duanvale, Trelawny, British Jamaica. Violet is also known as Violete Brown, Violet Mosse-Brown, Violet Moss, Moss-Brown, and Violet.

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Violet Chachki

Violet was given the name Jason Dardo on June 13th, 1992 in Atlanta.

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Violet Constance Jessop

Violet Constance Jessop was a stewardess, nurse, and flight attendant. Violet was born on October 2nd, 1887 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. She passed away on May 5th, 1971.

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Violet Baudelaire

Violet Baudelaire is an amateur inventor, orphan, and invention.

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Mae Clarke

Mae Clarke was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1929 to 1970. Mae was given the name Violet Mary Klotz on August 16th, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She passed away on April 29th, 1992.

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Violet Blue

Violet Blue is a technology, harm reduction, sex education, and erotica journalist for cbs interactive, blogger, journalist, and blog. Violet was born in 22.

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  • Violet Trefusis
    Writer
  • Violet Gibson
  • Violet Berlin
    Presenter
  • Violet Oakley
  • Jean Adair
    Actress
  • Violet Fane
  • Barbara Bedford
    Actress
  • Violet McKenzie
  • Violet Hopson
  • Violet Kemble-Cooper
    Actress
  • Violet Rosa Markham
  • Violet Tweedale
  • Violet Romer
    Actor
  • Violet Vanbrugh

Notable Persons With the Last Name Violet

Notable Persons With the Last Name Violet

Arlene Violet

Arlene Violet is an Attorney General of Rhode Island. Arlene was born in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Common last names for Violet

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Nelson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Peterson
  • Hall
  • Scott

Common first names for Violet

  • John
  • Charles

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Violet U.S.
  White 91.27% 64.26%
  African American 2.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Violet

People with the last name Violet are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Violet

  • What name lists does Violet rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Violet? Violet is the 492nd most popular name of all time. In 2019 Violet was the 36th most popular name. As a last name Violet was the 29,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Violet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 147,688 babies born with the first name Violet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Violet 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 Violet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 42 new born babies.
  • When was Violet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Violet is Saturday, November 28th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Violet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Violet was in 2019 with a total of 5,386 babies. That's a lot of babies named Violet!
  • Random Violet Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Violet ranks 58th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 75 babies in West Virginia have the same name in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Violet: The name spelled backwards is Teloiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ieovlt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Violet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 790 people with the last name Violet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Violet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Violet as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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