Names Categorized "purple"

This is a list of names in which the categories include purple.
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AI (1)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AMETHYST   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix α (a) and μεθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness.
ANARA   f   Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.
CALFURAY   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
GENTIAN   m   Albanian
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
GENTIANA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GOLNAR   f   Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and انار (anar) "pomegranate".
HYACINTH (2)   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower (or the precious stone which also bears this name), ultimately from Greek ‘υακινθος (hyakinthos).
IANTHE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "violet flower", derived from Greek ιον (ion) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of an ocean nymph in Greek mythology.
IBOLYA   f   Hungarian
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.
INDIGO   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) "Indic, from India".
IOLA   f   English
Probably a variant of IOLE.
IOLANDA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IOLANTHE   f   Various
Probably a variant of YOLANDA influenced by the Greek words ιολη (iole) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera 'Iolanthe' (1882).
IOLE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "violet" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a woman beloved by Herakles.
IONE   f   Greek Mythology, English
From Greek ιον (ion) meaning "violet flower". This was the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, though perhaps based on the Greek place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor.
JOLA   f   Polish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLANA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDA   f   Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLANTA   f   Polish, Lithuanian
Polish and Lithuanian form of YOLANDA.
LAVENDER   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the aromatic flower or the pale purple colour.
LILAC   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the shrub with purple or white flowers. It is derived via Arabic from Persian.
LILACH   f   Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LJUBICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from Serbo-Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
MAKVALA   f   Georgian
Derived from Georgian მაყვალი (maqvali) meaning "blackberry".
NONIE   f   English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
SIGAL   f   Hebrew
Means "purple, violet" in Hebrew.
SIGALIT   f   Hebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
TUPAARNAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
VI   f   English
Short form of VIOLET.
VIOLA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Czech
Means "violet" in Latin. This was the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
VIOLET   f   English
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.
VIOLETTA   f   Italian, Russian, Hungarian
Italian, Russian and Hungarian form of VIOLET.
VIOLETTE   f   French
French form of VIOLET.
VIOREL   m   Romanian
Derived from Romanian viorea meaning "bluebell".
VIORICA   f   Romanian
Derived from Romanian viorea meaning "bluebell".
WIOLA   f   Polish
Polish form of VIOLA.
WIOLETA   f   Polish
Polish form of VIOLET.
WIOLETTA   f   Polish
Polish form of VIOLET.
YOLANDA   f   Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
YOLANDE   f   French
French form of YOLANDA. A notable bearer of the 15th century was Yolande of Aragon, who acted as regent for the French king Charles VII, her son-in-law. She was a supporter of Joan of Arc.
YOLONDA   f   English
Variant of YOLANDA.
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