- LANGUAGE FAMILY:
- indo-european > hellenic > greek
- NAME ROOT:
- íON > VĭŏLA > VIOLETTE / VIOLE
- NATIVE NAME ROOT:
- íON (ἴον)
- This name derives from the Old French “violette / viole” (Old Provençal: “viola”), from the Latin “vĭŏla”, which in turn derives from the Ancient Greek “íon (ἴον)” meaning “violet, purple flower, dark blue flower”. It is an auspicious name that refers to the homonymous flower. The English form Violet enjoyed a certain diffusion in Scotland in the sixteenth century, but became widespread in English only from the nineteenth. The Italian form “viola” became known in England thanks to the character named in Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night”.
- FLOWERS / COLORS (BLUE / AZURE) / COLORS (VIOLET / PURPLE)
- old swedish
- viola, Viula
- PET & SHORT FORM
- violetta, Viooltje
Use in other languages
- violeta, vjollca, Violë
- Fjóla, Vióla
- hungarian - magyar
- Fjóla, Víóla, Vióletta
- viola, wiola
Geographical spread (only living languages)
Popularity & Ranking
#69UNITED STATES RANKING
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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)
- Numerological Values:
If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.
- Chakra Number:
- 2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"
Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.
- Color meaning:
The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.
Notable people and personalities
Violet Heming (1895–1981) English Stage And Screen Actress
Violet Jessop (1887–1971), British Hostess And A Nurse
Violet Luv (born 1975), American Adult Actress
Violet Olney (1911–1999) English Athlete
Violet Paget (lee Vernon) (1856–1935), British Writer
Violet Radcliffe (1908–1926), American Actress
Violet Trefusis (1894–1972) English Writer And Socialite
Violet Webb (1915–1999) English Athlete