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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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)

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