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This name is used in Portuguese (pronounced [vyoo-LANT]), Spanish ([bee-oh-LAN-teh]), and Italian.
-- SugarPlumFairy  4/10/2010
Reminds me too much of the word "violent" for me to ever use it.
-- erb816  6/3/2010
Violante is an Italian name (though it has been listed as Late Roman, which works, as well, I suppose). A variant of the name Iolanda, which is thought to be formed from crossing the French, Franco-Provencial, Yolant or Yolans, meaning "Color Of Violet," with the Italian Viola.
-- Francesca  12/2/2010
Violante (1673-1731) was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand Maria, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Enrichetta of Savoy.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Violante (1233-1264) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich II and his last wife Bianca Lancia.
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
Violante Placido (1976-) is an Italian actress and singer.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2013
Violante is a beloved ruler in Cornelia Funke's "Inkheart" trilogy.
-- ComradeJocasta  12/13/2015
The entry for Yolanda says that Violante it is a form of it rather than the other way around; shouldn't the entries be restructured accordingly?
-- shannernanner  1/14/2016
This name is also used in Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
-- hillaryrose7  1/3/2017
The Italian pronunciation of Violante is "vee-oh-LAN-tay", or "vyo-LAN-tay".
-- hillaryrose7  1/3/2017

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