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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. VYAW-LEHN(French)
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Other Forms FormsViolène

Meaning & History

Invented by Paul Claudel for his play L'Annonce faite à Marie (1912), the first version of which was titled La Jeune Fille Violaine (1892). It is often regarded as a variant of Violante, though Claudel may have taken it from a French place name.
Added 9/23/2011 by SeaHorse15
Edited 6/30/2021 by SeaHorse15