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In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Violet who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 777th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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I love this name!
Curious me  8/11/2018
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Violet is a gorgeous name. I love the 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' association. Everyone saying they don't like it because it sounds like violent is ridiculous.
kayisforkeen  8/5/2018
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Soooo beautiful. Probably my favourite English name. Reminds me a really gentle and graceful lady.
Spanishnames93  7/15/2018
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I really like this name, it’s feminine and soft, but also strong. This name reminds me of meadows and bright colours.
Lizzie321  7/15/2018
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Violet is beautiful. I like Adrienne Violet, with Violet as the middle name. Violet is a beautiful colour, flower and name. It has more nicknames than it looks as though it should have.
BeccyLeader2  6/1/2018
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This name reminds me of my dog (Violet) and Violet Baudelaire, from "The Series of Unfortunate Events".
ThunderRose  4/13/2018
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Shy Violet is one of Rainbow Brite's friends.
That70sShowGeek  2/23/2018
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My daughter's name. We call her Vee, VeeVee, Vi, Vivie (Vi-Vee), the latter being my favorite.

Used to call her Viola all the time, but haven't in the last few years. She loves me calling her Violetta with an over-the-top Italian accent. I also call her Veeva, Veeva Las Vegas, and I sing "Violetta!, Violetta Figaro!" In an opera style.

She'll not tolerate nicknames like Lottie, Lettie, and Letta.
Renee13  9/16/2017
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Violet Banda is a reporter and children’s rights activist from Malawi. Through her weekly radio appearances, she has drawn the attention of the Malawian public and government to the problems afflicting children in her country, including abuse, rape, forced marriage, and discrimination based on HIV status.
lilolaf  6/15/2017
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Violet Brown is a Jamaican supercentenarian who, at the age of 117 years, 52 days, is the oldest verified living person in the world since the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017. She is also the first verified supercentenarian from Jamaica and the oldest verified Jamaican person ever. Her date of birth has been variously reported as 4 March 1900, 10 March 1900, and 15 March 1900; it was officially recognised as 10 March 1900 by the Gerontology Research Group on July 26, 2014 at the age of 114 years, 138 days. Brown was born when Jamaica was a part of the British Empire and is the last living former subject of Queen Victoria. She and Nabi Tajima of Japan are the last two living people known to have been born in the 19th century.
cutenose  5/1/2017
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I love this name! It's cute and perky. It reminds me of a field of flowers.
Tatumarore  3/24/2017
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Such a light and feminine name. And very victorian like, reminds me of a classy and respectable lady who is posh.
QuinnBethany  10/2/2016
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The name Violet is so cute and sweet. I think it works well as a first or middle name. (Especially as a middle name because it goes with a lot of first names.) But I don't like the nickname Vi, so to avoid this nickname I would use it as a middle name. So adorable.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
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As far as color names go, this one is the most common and most boring out of them all, in my opinion. I prefer my color names to be a bit more unusual; something like Cyan, Indigo, or Azura. As far as flower names go, it's exactly the same: boring and common, like Rose and Lily, and I'd rather go with a flower name like Calanthe or Dahlia. It's not an ugly name, it's actually very pretty, but it just doesn't stand out at all.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
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I hope to name my daughter's Violet and Autumn. I don't know which I like more, though
I think I like Violet a little more because of the Charlie Brown aspect. I am on the fence still. Violet feels so cool and edgy- a true individual.
Natalie36  4/19/2016
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I prefer the sound of this name when it is spoken, rather than the look of it written down. As others have said, it does look like the word violent and even more so if paired with a middle name beginning with N. Eg- Violet Nadia. But, getting past that minor issue, it sounds pretty and suits an earthy, hippy type. But I can also see it on a buxom old lady like my mum's aunt Violet. It would be sweet on a girl, and pretty on a young woman, making me imagine the bearer of the name to be pretty. This name also gives a valid reason to be mad about the colour purple! As I know lots of people who have a thing for red are favouring the name Scarlett. I love purple! And I love this name. It's 2 syllables (or 2.5) makes it a versatile length for many last names, and the V letter is a special letter to me, as it's also my initial. The thing that I'm not so sure about is the lack of a nickname, as my husband and I aren't crazy about Vi and don't favour lettie at all. But luckily this name is short enough that this isn't a deal breaker. And though it is in the top 100, this doesn't put us off. We haven't met a young Violet yet, so perhaps it's not popular in our area. But it's not an issue. Not like the top 10 names.
queen_vic  2/18/2016
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This name strikes me as poetic in a melancholy, mysterious way. So it's hard for me to imagine a cheery girl named Violet, though I'm sure they exist. I like this name a lot, I think it's one of my favorite names for a woman because of the connotations it summons. It sounds delicate, and yet this name makes me think of one with the strength to persevere through whatever misery she may face.
Mythology1  1/30/2016
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Violet sounds pretty but it does look a bit like violent.
Espy  1/23/2016
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Violet Gray is the name of one of the female characters from the Peanuts comic strips.
Whipsmart  1/1/2016
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Violet is one of Misty's sisters in Pokémon.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2015
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This is the name of one of my fictional characters. She's outgoing, loves laughing, and is open to trying new things. I think that Violet is a nice name, but in a Cyan, Scarlet (AWESOME COLOR) way instead of a Rose, Iris (FLOWER) way. Sadly, we see it more in the media than in reality.
AwesomeHumanBeing  10/3/2015
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I have twin daughters Violet and Lilly

Violet Grace and Lilly Elize

I think they are such pretty names and really suit my little twincesses.
Sophia2511  9/1/2015
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Violet is such a lovely, elegant, pretty name. A fantastic name choice that ages well. :)
― Anonymous User  4/27/2015
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What is with all these names being described with a Scottish origin in the description, then not being listed as Scottish?
thesnowwhiterose  12/8/2014
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A friend of mine has a daughter called Violet, nicknamed Vivi (pronounced vee-vee). I love the name, not only because violets are lovely flowers, but because of their delicious scent. I'm wearing Violet cologne right now!
elizabeth hamlet  10/24/2014
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Violet Harmon is a character on season 1 of the TV series, American Horror Story.
Ryry1996  4/22/2014
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Violet is the name of my daughter. We get complimented on our choice of name all the time. We have never met another Violet her age and it fits her perfectly.
adelhiede_l  3/27/2014
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I love it! It's really sophisticated and elegant.
helena1990  12/22/2013
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I love the name Violet! It seems very pretty, sophisticated, elegant, yet edgy. It's a great name for a little girl and a grown woman.
poisoncupcakes  12/9/2013
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On the educational children's show Wordgirl, Becky/Wordgirl's best friend is a shy, artistic blonde named Violet.
Skygray15  10/17/2013
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My name is Violet. It wasn't very common when I was growing up, (I'm 26) so everyone always thought of either the flower or the color. I wouldn't say I was teased, but my peers loved pointing out how similar my name sounded to the word violent. I can't tell you how many times I got things like "are you violent, Violet?" Or "watch out for Violet, she's violent!" Growing up. But, to my pleasant surprise, this name is now in the top 100. I would've never guessed my name would become trendy within 25 years but I guess with the rise of Lily people are moving on to other flower names. Nonetheless, it's a gorgeous name with a unique sound to it. A nickname I've gotten that I really like is Vi :)
Violet Miller  8/31/2013
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I love this name. It was my Great Grandmother's name. She was Irish, and this name sounds pretty with an Irish accent. I absolutely love Violets, the flowers. They happen to be one of my favourites.
MeinNameIstMelissa  5/25/2013
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Poppy Montgomery and Shawn Sanford welcomed a daughter named Violet Grace on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2013
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I love thus name! It is just sweet enough for a little girl but also mature enough for an adult woman. Very classic sounding and modern at the same time.
Rinaeden  2/7/2013
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I have never made the association between 'Violet' and 'violent'.. I've only ever thought of the flower or the rich purple color. It's cute, but not high on my list of favorite names. ;-•.
threevelvetbullets  9/29/2012
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American actor Balthazar Getty and his wife Rosetta have a daughter named Violet (born 2003). Violet has 3 siblings: Cassius, Grace, and June.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2012
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Like Veronica it seems to have been used (albeit sparingly and among certain upper-class families) in Scotland from the sixteenth century, long before it became general in England, possibly due to the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France and the influence of French names. (Violette in its case).
― Anonymous User  8/16/2012
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Lady Violet Bonham Carter (Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, 1887-1969), British Liberal politician. Her father was Prime Minister H. H. Asquith. Helena B-C is her granddaughter.
Just Jonquil  8/16/2012
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Very pretty girls name that is starting to become popular again. I like it.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
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Violet Madison (born February 2010) is the daughter of American singer Christina Milian.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
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The Spanish of Violet is Violeta (/Violetʌ/)
posygarreton  12/22/2011
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What a terrible name! It is only one letter from being violent. With that being said, this name is not a good option, not to mention, it is very dated.
GibsonGirl  10/19/2011
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I am in love with this sensational name! So beautiful!
xxlovedisxx  5/3/2011
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I think this name is really lovely and vintage. I wish it weren't so trendy right now.
Chrila96  1/16/2011
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American singer/actress Christina Milian and music producer The-Dream have a daughter named Violet Madison (born Feb 2010).
SSF  11/30/2010
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For the longest time, I hated this name. (It had reminded me of "violent.") However, the name suddenly came to me one day, and I fell in love with it. I particularly like the combo Violet Isabeau.
erb816  9/7/2010
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In the Language of Flowers, Violet means "Modesty" or "Faithfulness".
Antique_Cherub  8/30/2010
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I think this is a wonderful name; lovely, strong, pretty, and mature all at once. Lovely name! :)
walesgal92  4/23/2010
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Violet was the name of my great - grandmother. I think it is classy and pretty.
starz26  3/30/2010
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Violet is the middle name of Mayella Ewell in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
SandSea  2/20/2010
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"Violet" is the name of a musical, first produced off-Broadway in 1997, with a score by Jeanine Tesori and a book by Brian Crawley. The musical is centered on the titular character, a young disfigured woman who travels by bus from her farm in North Carolina, all the way to Oklahoma in order to be healed. The musical won the won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical. The titular role was originated by Lauren Ward, who received a Drama Desk award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
AndrewJKD  12/19/2009
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Violet can fit any type of girl. Its sounding like 'violence' can be interpreted as badass or savage, the cute sound and phrase 'shrinking Violet' fits a quiet yet friendly girl, the 'V' makes it distinct, and it just seems smart. Maybe that's why it's gaining popularity, though still it's seen more in media than real life. And unlike most popular names today, this one is actually sensible.
Kerules  11/1/2009
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So I have fallen in love with this name immensely! If I should be blessed with another daughter her name will be Violet Emmeline. The plan is her nickname could then be VV instead of Vi or Letty. My sister has a dog named this who's getting on in years but I think I will still use the name regardless since it is just wonderfully perfect. One day when I was thinking about names, I tried to think of ladies I'd respected growing up and Violet was one of the top ones. She was just as others had described the name to be very sweet and feminine yet a quite strength and maternal.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2009
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I love this, it has such a classic feel to it.
Disney2009  8/12/2009
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Violet is one of the titular characters of Francesca Lia Block's 'Violet & Claire,' which is an excellent book. She's a fiercely independent girl who aspires to be a screenwriter/director. She's described as wanting to see the world in technicolor.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2009
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The flower of February is a Violet.
smart bubbles  5/29/2009
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The name of a song by the band Hole. Also, Hole's lead singer/guitarist Courtney Love considered the name Violet for a baby girl at one stage.
sarah-grrrl  5/5/2009
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Violet is one of my favorite names, flowers, colors, and fragrances. A violet may not have the robust beauty of a rose, but it is sweet, tender, and endearingly modest as well as fragrant. This name also has a classic, old-fashioned feeling, which I like very much.
ningyorose  3/29/2009
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My aunt's name is Violet, but she goes by 'Letty'.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2008
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A beautiful but sadly very overused name. Name your daughter Violet and she will have to go through school being known as Violet B or Violet M or whatever (depending on her last name). A variation that I would use might be Violetta, which you could SHORTEN to Violet, but teachers could use to avoid confusion.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2008
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Poppycock! It's just not that popular and I'd only worry about that situation being a problem if it was top five which I seriously doubt it will ever be.

Some people exaggerate the popularity issue enormously. It's a pet peeve. Others are Lila and Isla. Lila is gaining but not anywhere near popular and Isla isn't even in the game yet but I hear "they're overused" all the time with regards to America.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2009
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That is crazy to think that a child named Violet would have to be known as Violet M. or Violet C. or Violet whatever their last initial is. Violet was 231 for 2007 in the US and at least below 100 for the UK. You have to remember that even the top 10 most popular names are still just percentages of every baby named.
Ursa_Minor  11/2/2008
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I'm sorry, it is quite a pretty name, but I just can't get past the word VIOLATE. It really ruins it for me. Other than that it would be a cool name.
miriam_grace  6/26/2008
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I am a bit disappointed in this name's growing popularity as I do not want it to lose its distinction.
pennycarroll  5/13/2008
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I specifically like this name because it sounds like 'violent' and 'violence'. I think it's such a fun contrast, as the name is so feminine, delicate, and elegant, but on the other hand, it's one letter away from 'violent'. That's awesome. The name is pretty and nicely short and simple, but I'm afraid it will turn into a popular name. It sounded quite old-fashioned to me only a few years back. I'm not thrilled about the fact that this is the title of a Hole track, as I loathe Courtney Love, and this was the name of the main character in that gawd-awful movie Coyote Ugly that I hate with a passion, but I think you can let those little things slide.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008
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My favorite color is purple, so naturally I love the name Violet. I'm in the process of changing my name, and Violet is one of my top choices. My middle name is Rose, so I think Violet Rose sounds rather lovely.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2008
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According to the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory novel, Violet Beauregarde eats the un-ripe chewing gum meal, despite Mr Wonka's warning her not to, then Miss Beauregarde goes blue and purple before swelling up and then being taken to the juicing room by the Oompa-Loompas. In between Miss Beauregarde taking the gum and her swelling up, her mother says to her "Violet, you're turning Violet, Violet".
freeserve.co.uk  10/31/2007
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Violet Wilson is a character on Coronation St played by Jenny Platt.
Gianna  10/16/2007
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I love the name Violet, it's my number one name for a girl. I would name her Violet Joy. I think it's feminine but not too girly.
annie0302  8/29/2007
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Violet is also Czech form. Name Day: 25th May.
Maggie_Simpson  7/28/2007
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I know that Violet is an old classic. But for me, it feels more like a hippie/nature name. The color Violet is a very sacred color. It's the color of the crown chakra, which connects humanity to spirituality. Not only that, but the crown chakra, is often referred to as "The Thousand Petalled Lotus", a flower in and of itself!

I conceived and gave birth to my daughter, Violet, in the most magical 100 year old cabin. It was nestled in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC. In the Springtime, tons of beautiful purple and white flowers scatted throughout yard. When we moved, I dug some up to take with us. Later, I found out that they are wild Violets!
StinkweedMcGilicutty  7/27/2007
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Actress Barbara Kodetová and violinist Pavel Šporcl have a daughter Violet Šporclová, was born 26th July 2007 Prague, Czechia, she weighed 3,56 kg and she measured 50 cm.
Maggie_Simpson  7/27/2007
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Violet is also a bluish purple colour.
FairyGirl  7/20/2007
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Actor Balthazar Getty and his wife Rosetta Millington have a daughter Violet (born 2003).
Karcoolka  6/16/2007
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I love this name. Lily, Rose, and Violet are my favorite flower names. I love the nickname Vi.
Emma McHnery  6/2/2007
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There is something that I just love about this name. Although it does seem to be getting more popular.
Jassie  5/25/2007
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I think this is a stunning name and I'm going to call my child Violet May. =]
babiirach  5/17/2007
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I love this name! It sounds kind and free.
scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
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I think the name Violet is so classy I just love it. It has class and style. It's not too frilly but frilly enough. It's delicate and strong. Many things to me anyways when I see the name. I love names after flowers. This is a beautiful name. :)
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  2/2/2007
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Violet emits a sense of sharp sophistication and intelligence, at least, to me.
wordybookworm  1/13/2007
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Okay, I love this name as do many others. This is the sort of name that is a "guilty pleasure" for many people. I cannot get past the dreadful "Vi" nickname. I wouldn't use it for that reason. Otherwise, it's very tempting. I'd like to see it on someone else's kid, just not mine.
Jenibee  1/10/2007
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Piper Perabo's character in Coyote Ugly was named Violet.
6diablesse6  11/30/2006
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This is a nice name. However, I would use this as a middle name.
Emma McHnery  11/23/2006
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Violet is beautiful name. I would definitely name my daughter this.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
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I like this name. It is one of my favorite flower names, next to Rose.
Emma McHnery  10/18/2006
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Violet appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1880's until the 1960's. It came back on the top 1000 list in 2003. Its most popular year was 1910 where it ranked 79.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
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A violet is a lovely flower but it sounds too close to the word violent.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2006
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This name has such a pleasant and sweet sound to it. When I hear it I picture a sweet, pleasant little girl or mature, loving woman. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it becomes much more popular over the next few years.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
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Violet is such a beautiful name, it has an old-fashioned but not dated feel about it.

Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters recently named his daughter Violet Maye after his grandmother.
viper  5/28/2006
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"Violet" could have a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
iva_toneva  5/26/2006
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I love this name because it has a strength to it, perhaps because of the 'V' sound, but it still sound very delicate and feminine and maybe a little dark.
black_lace  5/16/2006
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I used to know a Violet, we nicknamed her Vi. I love this name because of her. She was so kind. Plus it's a pretty name.
StevieGrl  5/8/2006
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I love this name, is so unique and pretty.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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Violet is Hyacinth Bucket's sister with "The Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony" on the British comedy series "Keeping Up Appearances".
Iremray  4/12/2006
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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner recently named their baby girl Violet Anne.
Isla  1/19/2006
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I don't like this name because it makes me think of the word violent.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2006
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Lily Tomlin played a character called Violet in the film Nine to Five.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2005
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Violet Beauregarde is the chewing gum loving girl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Elphi  12/22/2005
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Violet Trefusis was an English writer and socialite. Most of her fame derives however from her lesbian affair with Vita Sackville-West. She is also the grand-aunt of Camilla Parker Bowles.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
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Violet is a character in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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Violet is a little girl in "The Boxcar Children" book series.
breakofday  12/16/2005
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Violet Parr is a character in the movie "The Incredibles." Her powers are invisibilty and forcefields.
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
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Another way to spell it is Violett.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2005
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My great grandma loved the flower violet! So I would like to name one of my own kids either after her or the flower!
elmorockz  10/17/2005
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This is also a name in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Violet Baudelaire.
Tbird  6/29/2005
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Violet was the name of the character Brooke Shields played in the movie "Pretty Baby". The story took place in the 1910´s and the character grew up in a brothel and became a child prostitute. "Pretty Baby" is a film by French director Louis Malle and it was Brooke Shield´s first big part in a movie.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2005

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