Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. vie-O-lə(English) vi-O-lə(English) VIE-ə-lə(English) VYAW-la(Italian) vi-OO-la(Swedish) VEE-o-la(German) vee-O-la(German) VEE-o-law(Hungarian) VI-o-la(Czech) VEE-aw-la(Slovak)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "violet" in Latin. This is the name of the heroine of William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night (1602). In the play she is the survivor of a shipwreck who disguises herself as a man named Cesario. Working as a messenger for Duke Orsino, she attempts to convince Olivia to marry him. Instead Viola falls in love with the duke.

Related Names

VariantsViolet(English) Ibolya, Violetta(Hungarian)
DiminutivesVi(English) Violetta(Italian)
Other Languages & CulturesVioleta, Vjollca(Albanian) Violeta(Bulgarian) Violette(French) Violeta(Lithuanian) Violeta(Macedonian) Wiola, Wioleta, Wioletta(Polish) Violeta, Viorela, Viorica(Romanian) Violetta(Russian) Violeta(Serbian) Violeta(Spanish)
Surname DescendantViola(Italian)
User SubmissionVíóla


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: May 3
Czechia: May 25
Estonia: June 3
Finland: June 3
Hungary: December 19
Latvia: May 4
Latvia: November 24
Slovakia: May 18
Sweden: October 29


Entry updated June 9, 2023