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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.VIE-lit
, VIE-ə-lit
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Meaning & History

From the English word violet for the purple flower, ultimately derived from Latin viola. It was common in Scotland from the 16th century, and it came into general use as an English given name during the 19th century.
VariantViola
DiminutiveVi
Other Languages & CulturesVioleta Bulgarian Viola Czech Viola Danish Violette French Viola German Ibolya, Viola, Violetta Hungarian Viola, Violetta Italian Violeta Lithuanian Violeta Macedonian Viola Norwegian Wiola, Wioleta, Wioletta Polish Violeta, Viorica Romanian Violetta Russian Violeta Serbian Violeta Spanish Viola Swedish

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Violet (Viola odorata)Violet (Viola odorata)

Categories

A Series of Unfortunate Events characters, A Song of Ice and Fire characters, American Horror Story characters, Animal Crossing characters, Claymore characters, colors, Discworld characters, Downton Abbey characters, fictional characters, flora, flowers, Keeping Up Appearances characters, literature, movies, nature, plants, Pokemon characters, purple, Roald Dahl characters, RuPauls Drag Race contestants, Tekken characters, Tiger and Bunny characters, True Blood characters, Violet Evergarden characters, word names
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute