The colorful name Violet has origins in Latin, French, and English. It is derived from the Latin word "viola," which means "flower." The name has been in use since the Middle Ages, although it was not widely used until the nineteenth century when the trend of using flowers for names became popular. Shakespeare used the Latin form "Viola" as the name of the heroine in his play "Twelfth Night." The name is increasing in popularity in the United States and Canada.
Similar Names: Vi, Violette, Viola
Famous Violet Names: Violet Jacob (writer), Violet Oakley (illustrator)