Violet Name Meaning

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Fact: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: Violet Beauregarde is a memorable character in Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book.

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A Deep Dive

Violet Overview

Meaning

Purple, flower

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin word “viola,” meaning “violet flower.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈvaɪəlɪt/

Popularity

Violet is a name that has gained popularity in many countries, particularly in English-speaking regions. Recently, Violet has consistently ranked within the top 50 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Popular, Nature-inspired, Vintage, Cute

Associated Traits

Elegant, creative, gentle, intelligent

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Violet is often associated with the Virgin Mary and humility in Christian symbolism, and the flower represents modesty and faithfulness.

Name Day

October 5th (Saint Viola)
A Deep Dive

Violet Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Violeta, Violetta, Violette, Viola, Vylette, Violeta, Violanthe, Iole, Violett

Common Nicknames

Vi, Vivi, Lettie, Lottie, Vee

Diminutives

Vie, Letty, V, Vio, Vya

Famous People

  • Violet Jessop
    (Argentine Nurse)
  • Violet Bonham Carter
    (British Politician)
  • Violet Brown
    (Jamaican Supercentenarian)
  • Violet Constance Jessop
    (Irish Stewardess)
  • Violet Oakley
    (American Artist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Violet Baudelaire
    ("A Series of Unfortunate Events," Novel Series)
  • Violet Parr
    ("The Incredibles," Film)
  • "Violet"
    (Song by Hole)
  • Violet Harmon
    ("American Horror Story: Murder House," TV Series)

Places

  • Violet City
    (Louisiana, USA)
  • Violet Hill
    (Hong Kong, China)
  • Violet Bank
    (Virginia, USA)
  • Violet Town
    (Victoria, Australia)
  • Violet Park
    (Texas, USA)
  • Violet Hill
    (New South Wales, Australia)
  • Violet Cove
    (Antarctica)

What Is the Meaning of Violet?

Violet means “purple” or “violet flower.” The name often suggests a personality that is creative and delicate, embodying qualities of beauty, grace, and imagination.

What Is the Origin of The Name Violet?

Violet has Latin origins, derived from the Latin word “viola.” The name became popular in English-speaking countries in the 19th century, especially during the Victorian era, and has remained a beloved name ever since.

Violet Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Violet in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#352021#202022#162023
Top 3 Rankings#162023#202022#352021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Violet

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202316
(+4 from 2022)
6342
(-121 from 2022)
0.36257
202220
(+15 from 2021)
6463
(+944 from 2021)
0.36044
202135
(+2 from 2020)
5519
(+396 from 2020)
0.30805
202037
(-1 from 2019)
5123
(-290 from 2019)
0.28981
201936
(+7 from 2018)
5413
(+585 from 2018)
0.29501
201843
(+4 from 2017)
4828
(+93 from 2017)
0.25962
201747
(-1 from 2016)
4735
(-146 from 2016)
0.25064
201646
(+4 from 2015)
4881
(+59 from 2015)
0.25213
201550
(+17 from 2014)
4822
(+631 from 2014)
0.24717
201467
(+2 from 2013)
4191
(+256 from 2013)
0.21423
201369
(+20 from 2012)
3935
(+652 from 2012)
0.20413
201289
(+12 from 2011)
3283
(+381 from 2011)
0.16927
2011101
(+21 from 2010)
2902
(+332 from 2010)
0.14977
2010122
(+18 from 2009)
2570
(+309 from 2009)
0.13108
2009140
(+42 from 2008)
2261
(+431 from 2008)
0.11165
2008182
(+46 from 2007)
1830
(+292 from 2007)
0.08786
2007228
(+32 from 2006)
1538
(+270 from 2006)
0.07267
2006260
(+109 from 2005)
1268
(+422 from 2005)
0.06065
2005369
(+214 from 2004)
846
(+364 from 2004)
0.04168
2004583
(+2 from 2003)
482
(+14 from 2003)
0.02389
2003585
(+25 from 2002)
468
(+49 from 2002)
0.02332
2002610
(+50 from 2001)
419
(+38 from 2001)
0.02122
2001660
(+73 from 2000)
381
(+65 from 2000)
0.01923
2000733
(+114 from 1999)
316
(+61 from 1999)
0.01583
1999847
(+52 from 1998)
255
(+21 from 1998)
0.01310
1998899
(+141 from 1997)
234
(+51 from 1997)
0.01207
19971040
(+84 from 1996)
183
(+22 from 1996)
0.00958
19961124
(-28 from 1995)
161
(-1 from 1995)
0.00840
19951096
(+33 from 1994)
162
(+3 from 1994)
0.00843
19941129
(+93 from 1993)
159
(+17 from 1993)
0.00816
19931222
(-7 from 1992)
142
(-1 from 1992)
0.00720
19921215
(+48 from 1991)
143
(+10 from 1991)
0.00713
19911263
(+16 from 1990)
133
(+6 from 1990)
0.00654
19901279
(-66 from 1989)
127
(-6 from 1989)
0.00618
19891213
(-66 from 1988)
133
No change from 1988
0.00668
19881147
(-83 from 1987)
133
(-11 from 1987)
0.00692
19871064
(+78 from 1986)
144
(+19 from 1986)
0.00768
19861142
(-96 from 1985)
125
(-17 from 1985)
0.00677
19851046
(-18 from 1984)
142
(+4 from 1984)
0.00769
19841028
(-23 from 1983)
138
(-3 from 1983)
0.00765
19831005
(-20 from 1982)
141
(-9 from 1982)
0.00788
1982985
(+7 from 1981)
150
(+3 from 1981)
0.00827
1981992
(+31 from 1980)
147
(+6 from 1980)
0.00822
19801023
(+102 from 1979)
141
(+22 from 1979)
0.00792
19791125
(+1 from 1978)
119
(+4 from 1978)
0.00691
19781126
(-84 from 1977)
115
(-12 from 1977)
0.00700
19771042
(+36 from 1976)
127
(+14 from 1976)
0.00772
19761078
(-30 from 1975)
113
No change from 1975
0.00719
19751048
(-110 from 1974)
113
(-19 from 1974)
0.00724
1974938
(-11 from 1973)
132
(-1 from 1973)
0.00843
1973927
(+129 from 1972)
133
(+24 from 1972)
0.00856
19721056
(-144 from 1971)
109
(-34 from 1971)
0.00676
1971912
(+7 from 1970)
143
(+3 from 1970)
0.00816
1970919
(-22 from 1969)
140
(+2 from 1969)
0.00764
1969897
(-36 from 1968)
138
(-3 from 1968)
0.00783
1968861
(-52 from 1967)
141
(-11 from 1967)
0.00825
1967809
(-139 from 1966)
152
(-58 from 1966)
0.00885
1966670
(+5 from 1965)
210
(-2 from 1965)
0.01196
1965675
(-3 from 1964)
212
(-18 from 1964)
0.01160
1964672
(-26 from 1963)
230
(-14 from 1963)
0.01175
1963646
(-71 from 1962)
244
(-48 from 1962)
0.01227
1962575
(-17 from 1961)
292
(-25 from 1961)
0.01441
1961558
(-17 from 1960)
317
(-3 from 1960)
0.01526
1960541
(-4 from 1959)
320
(-7 from 1959)
0.01539
1959537
(-51 from 1958)
327
(-57 from 1958)
0.01573
1958486
No change from 1957
384
(-3 from 1957)
0.01859
1957486
(+1 from 1956)
387
(+21 from 1956)
0.01844
1956487
(-43 from 1955)
366
(-42 from 1955)
0.01777
1955444
(-36 from 1954)
408
(-42 from 1954)
0.02035
1954408
(+12 from 1953)
450
(+28 from 1953)
0.02260
1953420
(-15 from 1952)
422
(-5 from 1952)
0.02187
1952405
(-24 from 1951)
427
(-34 from 1951)
0.02245
1951381
(-38 from 1950)
461
(-58 from 1950)
0.02496
1950343
(+16 from 1949)
519
(+36 from 1949)
0.02951
1949359
(-20 from 1948)
483
(-46 from 1948)
0.02751
1948339
(-29 from 1947)
529
(-97 from 1947)
0.03036
1947310
(-16 from 1946)
626
(+12 from 1946)
0.03444
1946294
(-8 from 1945)
614
(+26 from 1945)
0.03807
1945286
(-11 from 1944)
588
(-48 from 1944)
0.04368
1944275
(-15 from 1943)
636
(-75 from 1943)
0.04654
1943260
(-21 from 1942)
711
(-92 from 1942)
0.04953
1942239
(-16 from 1941)
803
(+23 from 1941)
0.05775
1941223
(-6 from 1940)
780
(-3 from 1940)
0.06260
1940217
(-21 from 1939)
783
(-128 from 1939)
0.06628
1939196
(-2 from 1938)
911
(-48 from 1938)
0.08033
1938194
(-17 from 1937)
959
(-180 from 1937)
0.08402
1937177
(-8 from 1936)
1139
(-14 from 1936)
0.10337
1936169
(-10 from 1935)
1153
(-121 from 1935)
0.10700
1935159
(-11 from 1934)
1274
(-96 from 1934)
0.11723
1934148
(-12 from 1933)
1370
(-147 from 1933)
0.12658
1933136
(-4 from 1932)
1517
(-175 from 1932)
0.14502
1932132
No change from 1931
1692
(-58 from 1931)
0.15294
1931132
(-12 from 1930)
1750
(-348 from 1930)
0.15855
1930120
(-9 from 1929)
2098
(-117 from 1929)
0.17986
1929111
(+1 from 1928)
2215
(-106 from 1928)
0.19135
1928112
(-9 from 1927)
2321
(-373 from 1927)
0.19414
1927103
(-9 from 1926)
2694
(-210 from 1926)
0.21788
192694
(-2 from 1925)
2904
(-127 from 1925)
0.23606
192592
(-4 from 1924)
3031
(-193 from 1924)
0.23997
192488
(-2 from 1923)
3224
(-52 from 1923)
0.24883
192386
No change from 1922
3276
(+82 from 1922)
0.26156
192286
(-5 from 1921)
3194
(-275 from 1921)
0.25602
192181
(-4 from 1920)
3469
(-225 from 1920)
0.27108
192077
(-3 from 1919)
3694
(+97 from 1919)
0.29694
191974
(+9 from 1918)
3597
(+303 from 1918)
0.30622
191883
(+1 from 1917)
3294
(+268 from 1917)
0.27396
191784
(-1 from 1916)
3026
(+105 from 1916)
0.26929
191683
(-1 from 1915)
2921
(+169 from 1915)
0.26904
191582
No change from 1914
2752
(+691 from 1914)
0.26879
191482
No change from 1913
2061
(+310 from 1913)
0.25872
191382
(+1 from 1912)
1751
(+216 from 1912)
0.26736
191283
No change from 1911
1535
(+352 from 1911)
0.26163
191183
(+6 from 1910)
1183
(+146 from 1910)
0.26776
191089
(-1 from 1909)
1037
(+92 from 1909)
0.24718
190988
(-7 from 1908)
945
(-72 from 1908)
0.25673
190881
No change from 1907
1017
(+61 from 1907)
0.28686
190781
(+5 from 1906)
956
(+126 from 1906)
0.28332
190686
(-4 from 1905)
830
(-1 from 1905)
0.26481
190582
(+5 from 1904)
831
(+76 from 1904)
0.26818
190487
(+6 from 1903)
755
(+119 from 1903)
0.25818
190393
(+1 from 1902)
636
(-13 from 1902)
0.22862
190294
(-3 from 1901)
649
(+38 from 1901)
0.23151
190191
(+17 from 1900)
611
(-3 from 1900)
0.24033
1900108
(+3 from 1899)
614
(+179 from 1899)
0.19324
1899111
(+16 from 1898)
435
(+24 from 1898)
0.17577
1898127
(-8 from 1897)
411
No change from 1897
0.14992
1897119
(+16 from 1896)
411
(+57 from 1896)
0.16554
1896135
(+7 from 1895)
354
(+38 from 1895)
0.14048
1895142
(+12 from 1894)
316
(+30 from 1894)
0.12788
1894154
(+3 from 1893)
286
(+32 from 1893)
0.12120
1893157
(+6 from 1892)
254
(+16 from 1892)
0.11277
1892163
(+13 from 1891)
238
(+50 from 1891)
0.10582
1891176
No change from 1890
188
(+5 from 1890)
0.09564
1890176
(+7 from 1889)
183
(+28 from 1889)
0.09075
1889183
(+2 from 1888)
155
(+10 from 1888)
0.08192
1888185
(+23 from 1887)
145
(+48 from 1887)
0.07654
1887208
(-13 from 1886)
97
(-6 from 1886)
0.06241
1886195
(+1 from 1885)
103
(+11 from 1885)
0.06700
1885196
(+14 from 1884)
92
(+11 from 1884)
0.06481
1884210
(-9 from 1883)
81
(+7 from 1883)
0.05887
1883201
(+48 from 1882)
74
(+26 from 1882)
0.06164
1882249
(-5 from 1881)
48
(+6 from 1881)
0.04149
1881244
(-6 from 1880)
42
No change from 1880
0.04249
1880238
First SSA data recorded
42
First SSA data recorded
0.04303

American States Popularity Rankings for Violet

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#322021#232022#292023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#312021#132022#132023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#302021#222022#142023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#442021#362022#382023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#442021#332022#252023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#252021#132022#152023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#162021#132022#112023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#142021#92022#132023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#172021#142022#112023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#202021#182022#132023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#302021#102022#142023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#422021#372022#312023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#412021#292022#302023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#632021#402022#292023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#542021#422022#402023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#332021#122022#152023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#322021#212022#192023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#382021#262022#302023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#382021#342022#372023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#442021#302022#312023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#242021#162022#112023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#192021#222022#162023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#282021#212022#212023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#552021#442022#402023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#302021#172022#202023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#292021#312022#342023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#222021#222022#182023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#502021#112022#152023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#522021#432022#292023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#452021#352022#352023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#852021#112022#282023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#812021#582022#542023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#262021#152022#122023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#202021#262022#242023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#642021#212022#552023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#652021#462022#552023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#312021#362022#422023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#382021#362022#292023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#182021#262022#272023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#152021#222022#292023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1092021#1172022#732023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#292021#82022#82023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#252021#112022#162023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#352021#102022#332023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#232021#222022#182023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#312021#112022#142023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#392021#122022#512023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#842021#462022#302023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#442021#172022#382023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#562021#42022#152023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#162021#322022#182023

Popularity Rankings for Violet in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#252021#212022#212023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#342021#272022#252023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#572021#452022#382023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#512019#482020#452021

Popularity in Czechia

Czechia flagCzechia#632014#522015#1012016

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#922021#532022#722023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2062021#1272022#1512023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#3362021#2542022#1632023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2672022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3602020#3822021#4652022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#8802023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Violet a Name for Boys or Girls?

Violet is usually given to girls because of its elegant and gentle sound, which aligns well with feminine qualities.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Violet

  • Violeta
  • Violetta
  • Violette
  • Viola
  • Vylette
  • Violeta
  • Violanthe
  • Iole
  • Violett
  • Vi
  • Vivi
  • Lettie
  • Lottie
  • Vee
  • Vie
  • Letty
  • V
  • Vio
  • Vya

Violet in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Violet Jessop (Nurse, 1887–1971): An Argentine ocean liner stewardess and nurse who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, HMHS Britannic, and an accident on the RMS Olympic.
  • Violet Bonham Carter (Politician, 1887–1969): A British politician and diarist known for her speeches and writings in the early 20th century.
  • Violet Brown (Supercentenarian, 1900–2017): A Jamaican supercentenarian who was the world's oldest verified living person for several months.
  • Violet Constance Jessop (Stewardess, 1887–1971): An Irish nurse and ocean liner stewardess known for surviving the Titanic disaster.
  • Violet Oakley (Artist, 1874–1961): An American artist known for her murals, portraits, and stained glass designs.
  • Violet Gordon-Woodhouse (Musician, 1872–1948): A British keyboard player who was one of the first performers to bring early music to a wide audience.
  • Violet Baudelaire ("A Series of Unfortunate Events," 1999 Novel Series by Lemony Snicket): The eldest Baudelaire sibling known for her inventiveness and resourcefulness.
  • Violet Parr ("The Incredibles," 2004 Film): A teenage superhero with the abilities to become invisible and create force fields.
  • "Violet" (1981 Song by Hole): A grunge song by the band Hole, led by Courtney Love, expressing themes of empowerment and defiance.
  • Violet Harmon ("American Horror Story: Murder House," 2011 TV Series): A teenager who moves into a haunted house with her family.
  • "Violet Evergarden" (2018 Anime Series): Follows Violet Evergarden, a former child soldier who becomes an Auto Memory Doll, helping people by writing letters.
  • Violet Markey ("All the Bright Places," 2015 Novel by Jennifer Niven): A high school girl struggling with the loss of her sister, who finds solace in an unexpected friendship.
  • Violet Beauregarde ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 1964 Novel by Roald Dahl): A competitive and gum-chewing girl who turns into a giant blueberry.
  • Violet Bridgerton ("Bridgerton," 2020 TV Series): The matriarch of the Bridgerton family, known for her guidance and support of her children in their social lives.
  • Violet ("Violet," 2013 Musical): A musical about a young disfigured woman who travels across the country to find a preacher she believes can heal her.
  • Violet Crawley ("Downton Abbey," 2010 TV Series): The Dowager Countess of Grantham, known for her sharp wit and strong opinions.
  • Violet ("Purple Rain," 1984 Film): A character in the musical drama film about a young musician navigating his personal and professional life.
  • Violet City (Louisiana, USA): A small community in St. Bernard Parish, known for its close-knit community and cultural heritage.
  • Violet Hill (Hong Kong, China): A popular hiking destination in Hong Kong known for its panoramic views of the city and surrounding nature.
  • Violet Bank (Virginia, USA): A historic plantation house in Colonial Heights known for its Civil War history.
  • Violet Town (Victoria, Australia): A town in Victoria known for its monthly market and rich agricultural land.
  • Violet Park (Texas, USA): A public park in Houston known for its playgrounds, sports facilities, and green spaces.
  • Violet Hill (New South Wales, Australia): A locality in the Great Lakes region, known for its rural charm and proximity to natural reserves.
  • Violet Cove (Antarctica): A small cove on the Antarctic Peninsula known for its icy landscapes and research significance.
  • Violet Township (Ohio, USA): A township in Fairfield County known for its suburban atmosphere and community events.
  • Violet Creek (California, USA): A stream in the Sierra Nevada known for its clear waters and scenic hiking trails.
  • Violet Garden (Ontario, Canada): A botanical garden in Toronto known for its diverse plant collections and tranquil setting.

Similar Names to Violet

Sibling Names for Violet

  • Ansel
  • Corwin
  • Desmond
  • Eamon
  • Fergus
  • Leander
  • Merrick
  • Quentin
  • Roland
  • Thaddeus

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