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Sweet, dainty and feminine. Becoming a little popular now, but still a pretty name.
Nice name! And nice flower!
This name is elegant and pretty.
Ancient Greek poet Sappho used violets in her poetry about female same-sex love. Because of her, violets are used in LGB context to symbolise lesbians and lesbian characters are sometimes named Violet as a nod to this in LGB works.
Multiple sources define the given name Violet as gender-neutral.

Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(given_name)
https://forebears.io/forenames/violet
I named a fictional character Violet Lily Marigold Primrose, I found it hilarious. Primrose is a Scottish surname.
Nice name but sounds like "violent" so yeah, I would never use it.
I love this name! I wouldn't use it, but it still sounds pretty and associated with the flower.
Violet’s a nice name. It feels like the actual flower.
My name is Violet. Full name VioletAnn. I absolutely love the name. I used to go by Violet but I knew other people with my name and I wanted to be more unique and just use my full name because I was born with it so now I go by VioletAnn. :)
My name is Violet, and I get called Violent Violet a lot. I'm going to be changing my name soon.
Classic, elegant name, Violet has quality. But I prefer Viola more, because it feels more stronger. Violet is a common, sweet name, but not of my favorites.
Violet is a stunning, literary name that evokes intelligence and fierceness, as well as being sweet and old-worldly. The critique of it being close to “violent” only makes the name cooler because she seems like a force to be reckoned with rather than a bland name that conjures up no mystique.

My only downside is I don’t love the nickname Vi, but Violet is short enough that it works simply best on its own.
A beautiful name. It just seems classic and pretty.
I think Violet is a really cool and cute name! It is easy to remember and it is a perfect name to name a baby because people will remember it (again) and the baby will grow up to like it.I also love the nickname Vi! It also means you are beautiful and sincere. I hope you like my opinion and I wish you all good health in the new year! WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!
My name is Violet Oriel. I hate my name so much I'm planning on changing my name because it's too girly for me. I love the spelling Violette better. But otherwise it's to girly for a girl like me.
It's cute. And it's also a beautiful flower. This name is definitely one of my favorites.
Usages: Hungarian

Pronunciation: vee-YOH-leht

Meaning: Short form of VIOLETTA, meaning "Violet flower".

(Information from name #351131 originally submitted by user epresvanilia)
One of my all-time favorite names, I love it so much. Very elegant and sweet.
I like the nickname Vi. This name is nice.
Very elegant, gorgeous, and cute! I love it.
Sounds a lot better than some of the names you hear nowadays.
This name reminds me of that bald skinny dude from Lord of the Rings. DON'T do this to your child please- it’s the same thing as giving birth to a piece of trash.
Personally I love my name, it was on both my parent's baby name lists before they even met. Although I will say my fiance's name is Dash so the Incredibles tie in there isn't great. I don't think it's too dainty and the plant is absolutely lovey and quite hardy.
Violet will be a good name for me. Perfect to give a child this name.
Kinda hyper-dainty but okay as a middle name.
My name is Violet and I love my name! Everyone always gives me such nice compliments about it. I was named when the name Violet was still an "Old-Lady Name" so I hardly hear it on anyone my age. I do dislike that it is so trendy now, when I was born it wasn't even in the top 200 and as of last year it was number 36. A lot of people call me Purple, but that's usually only friends and family, and to be honest I don't mind that much. But overall, I love my name and would never change it!
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Usage: Hungarian

Pronounced: VIE-lət (English), VIE-ə-lət (English), vee-O-leht (Hungarian)
Ugly, tacky name.
Please don’t do this to a poor child. I would absolutely hate being stuck with this name!
Cute and beautiful. Definitely at the top of my list.
I have always thought of Violet as a sweet, kind, creative girl with a big imagination. That's just what I see when I see a Violet in my head. I don't think it is a boring name, it is quite elegant and pretty!
Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Stupid. It sounds like violent AND I HATE IT SO MUCH NEVER DO THIS TO YOUR CHILD.
Personally, I think Violet is a very unique and uncommon name. You can be a tomboy and rock this name, as well as being a more so girly type. It doesn’t remind me of a flower as much as it would if the name were to be Daisy or Rose for example. Really, a fantastic name.
It's alright, but not my style. Besides, it's way too popular. It also sounds completely awful with my last name.
I love the flower and color. I prefer this as a middle.
What a nice name! 10/10!
Very pretty! I prefer this to Viola, which always makes me think of the instrument and its meaning in Spanish.
Cute.
I love this name, it is the name we chose for our 2nd child and only daughter - Violet Bettyrose. After being stuck on the name Morgan for the majority of my pregnancy yet dad not liking that name, after she was born the name Violet just came to me. At the time we named her, it was very uncommon, which is what I wanted. I wanted an uncommon name but nothing too out there, something classic and elegant, unique and graceful, and Violet is perfect. I also like the name Victoria. For her nickname we call her Vi (rhyming with Eye) or Vivi.
I also really like Vida/Vita as a nickname for Violet.
I love the name Violet Mae for a girl. The flower name is so pretty.
In the year 1973 Dunevant and Judy Andrews gave birth to their only child, Violet Sunshine. Having this name would be difficult as a child yet as a budding teen and woman, this name gave reverence to the beauty bestowed upon the glorious feminine flower to the elegance of the woman that carries a name filled with mysticism and undeniable beauty.
My favorite flower/color name! Although I'm not much of a fan of the other spellings, such as Violette and Violetta, or Viola. Violet is the best one in my opinion.
I actually really love this name, which surprises me, as it's not really the sort of name I'd like these days. It makes me think of Violet Baudelaire, a character practically worshiped when I was younger. It also makes me think of the girl from The Boxcar Children. Basically, the name just makes me think of the stories I loved throughout elementary school, and that's a really great association to me. Plus, Violet Baudelaire is just plain awesome. Any kid would be lucky to share her name. For anyone looking for an alternative to Charlotte or Scarlet, I think Violet's your name. It's strong, sweet, and individualistic. To the people saying it's too much like the word violent, I kinda find that cool. It's just a quirky thing that comes along with the name. If a kid is called Violent Violet or something, they'll know how to shrug it off. There are worse nicknames out there. Also, I think that Violet and Petra would make great twin names.

I also hate the name Viola. My Spanish - speaking mind just sees it as the conjugation of the world for rape. If anyone says they're named Viola, I just think of that. If I try to bring that out of my mind, I think of the instrument.
I really *want* to like this name, but, I almost always hear "violent" when someone says it. I much prefer Viola (or Iris or Daphne).
Violet Beauregarde is a character in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". She also happens to be my personal favourite one!
This is my middle name! I really love it as a middle name but I wouldn't use it as a first name any more, it seems a little old-fashioned. I have it as a name because of my great-grandmother. Lovely traditional middle name!
Violet is a lovely, elegant name that suits both a young girl and an elderly woman. It makes me think of a field of flowers.
My name is Violet. I think my name is a beautiful name, but after a while it gets kinda boring... I would like to change my name but if I wasn't allowed, then it's fine. It's not a good name, there's better ones. But it is not horrible. Thanks mom and dad :)
My name is Violet. I love my name and I think it sounds really pretty, however, I really don't like that it's become trendy now. It was very unpopular in the 2000s when I was born and I kind of liked the vintage feel it had before it rose in popularity now.
Beautiful and cute name! Love the nickname Vi!
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.
I love this name!
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.
Soooo beautiful. Probably my favourite English name. Reminds me a really gentle and graceful lady.
I really like this name, it’s feminine and soft, but also strong. This name reminds me of meadows and bright colours.
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.
This name reminds me of my dog (Violet) and Violet Baudelaire, from "The Series of Unfortunate Events".
Shy Violet is one of Rainbow Brite's friends.
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.
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.
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.
I love this name! It's cute and perky. It reminds me of a field of flowers.
Such a light and feminine name. And very victorian like, reminds me of a classy and respectable lady who is posh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Violet sounds pretty but it does look a bit like violent.
Violet Gray is the name of one of the female characters from the Peanuts comic strips.
Violet is one of Misty's sisters in Pokémon.
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.
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.
Violet is such a lovely, elegant, pretty name. A fantastic name choice that ages well. :)
What is with all these names being described with a Scottish origin in the description, then not being listed as Scottish?
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!
Violet Harmon is a character on season 1 of the TV series, American Horror Story.
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.
I love it! It's really sophisticated and elegant.
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.
On the educational children's show Wordgirl, Becky/Wordgirl's best friend is a shy, artistic blonde named Violet.
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 :)
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.
Poppy Montgomery and Shawn Sanford welcomed a daughter named Violet Grace on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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.
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. ;-•.
American actor Balthazar Getty and his wife Rosetta have a daughter named Violet (born 2003). Violet has 3 siblings: Cassius, Grace, and June.
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).
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.
Very pretty girls name that is starting to become popular again. I like it.
Violet Madison (born February 2010) is the daughter of American singer Christina Milian.
The Spanish of Violet is Violeta (/Violetʌ/)
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.
I am in love with this sensational name! So beautiful!
I think this name is really lovely and vintage. I wish it weren't so trendy right now.
American singer/actress Christina Milian and music producer The-Dream have a daughter named Violet Madison (born Feb 2010).
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.
In the Language of Flowers, Violet means "Modesty" or "Faithfulness".
I think this is a wonderful name; lovely, strong, pretty, and mature all at once. Lovely name! :)
Violet was the name of my great - grandmother. I think it is classy and pretty.
Violet is the middle name of Mayella Ewell in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
"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.
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.
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.
I love this, it has such a classic feel to it.
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.
The flower of February is a Violet.
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.
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.
My aunt's name is Violet, but she goes by 'Letty'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am a bit disappointed in this name's growing popularity as I do not want it to lose its distinction.
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.
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.
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".
Violet Wilson is a character on Coronation St played by Jenny Platt.
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.
Violet is also Czech form. Name Day: 25th May.
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!
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.
Violet is also a bluish purple colour.
Actor Balthazar Getty and his wife Rosetta Millington have a daughter Violet (born 2003).
I love this name. Lily, Rose, and Violet are my favorite flower names. I love the nickname Vi.
There is something that I just love about this name. Although it does seem to be getting more popular.
I think this is a stunning name and I'm going to call my child Violet May. =]
I love this name! It sounds kind and free.
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. :)
Violet emits a sense of sharp sophistication and intelligence, at least, to me.
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.
Piper Perabo's character in Coyote Ugly was named Violet.
This is a nice name. However, I would use this as a middle name.
Violet is beautiful name. I would definitely name my daughter this.
I like this name. It is one of my favorite flower names, next to Rose.
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.
A violet is a lovely flower but it sounds too close to the word violent.
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.
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.
"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).
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.
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.
I love this name, is so unique and pretty.
Violet is Hyacinth Bucket's sister with "The Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony" on the British comedy series "Keeping Up Appearances".
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner recently named their baby girl Violet Anne.
I don't like this name because it makes me think of the word violent.
Lily Tomlin played a character called Violet in the film Nine to Five.
Violet Beauregarde is the chewing gum loving girl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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.
Violet is a character in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."
Violet is a little girl in "The Boxcar Children" book series.
Violet Parr is a character in the movie "The Incredibles." Her powers are invisibilty and forcefields.
Another way to spell it is Violett.
My great grandma loved the flower violet! So I would like to name one of my own kids either after her or the flower!
This is also a name in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Violet Baudelaire.
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.

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