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Updated February 19, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Violet

What does Violet mean and stand for?

The name Violet is of Latin origin and means "purple." The name can also invoke images of a flower.

Syllables: 2

Girl name variations

How Popular Is The Name Violet

Family name origins & meanings

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Violet has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2016, and in the top 100 since 2012. It has only increased in popularity, ranking 734 just two decades ago and reaching its peak at 36 in 2019.

However, it is the 28th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in December 2017.

Violet, popular centuries ago, recently made a comeback after Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck named their daughter Violet. Other well-known parents include Emily Robison, Christina Milian, Poppy Montgomery, Nathan Followill, Balthazar Getty and Dave Grohl. The name broke the top 50 for the first time in 2016, perhaps in part due to the growing number of Violets in entertainment: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Incredibles.

Where is it Popular?

Violet was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Violet

  • Let
  • Lettie
  • Vi

Pairs well with these middle names


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