Meaning and Origin of Viola - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Viola

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Scandinavian : Violet
  • Latin : Violet

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Italian : from the female personal name Viola, from viola ‘violet’ (Latin viola).
  • Catalan : probably from viola ‘fiddle’, ‘viol’, hence an occupational nickname for a viol player; otherwise a byname from viola ‘violet’.

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