Violet

Violet - A unique female name



  Aug 19,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Violet, meaning purple, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #88. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Violet and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Violet? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Violet. The baby girl name Violet was given to 3,249 baby girls in 2012, ranking #89 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 435 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Violet peaked in popularity 99 years ago in 1919 on position 74.



Famous with this name

Violet Pan Ying-Zi
Violet MacMillan
Misty Violet


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Violet is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Violet is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #27 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #220.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Violet is where you live.


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Violet origin and meaning

Violet is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means purple. To see famous people named Violet, pop culture references for the name Violet and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Violet

We've found the following names that sound similar to Violet, sorted by popularity.

Velda / Violeta / Violette / Velta / Valda / Violetta / Valeta / Valetta / Violett / Valada /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201289
2011101
2010122
2009140
2008185
2007229
2006262
2005375
2004594
2003603
2002617
2001660
2000768
1999850
1998891
19971077
19961195
19951191
19941096
19931323
19921223
19911384
19901293
19891289
19881182
19871204
19861153
19851092
19841100
19831083
19821074
19811107
19801163
19791097
19781248
19771174
19761299
19751121
1974909
19731006
19721176
1971975
1970956
1969912
1968885
1967866
1966690
1965685
1964676
1963640
1962583
1961556
1960541
1959529
1958484
1957492
1956490
1955445
1954406
1953426
1952405
1951381
1950337
1949355
1948340
1947309
1946293
1945287
1944274
1943260
1942238
1941223
1940216
1939192
1938193
1937176
1936168
1935158
1934148
1933136
1932132
1931131
1930120
1929111
1928112
1927103
192695
192592
192488
192385
192285
192181
192077
191974
191883
191784
191683
191582
191483
191382
191283
191182
191088

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii27
Alaska33
Wisconsin33
Oregon35
Minnesota46
Washington47
Rhode Island48
Idaho50
North Dakota54
Massachusetts60
Michigan64
New Hampshire65
Iowa65
California66
Kansas67
Utah73
Illinois75
Ohio75
Nebraska77
Vermont77
Colorado81
Indiana84
Nevada84
West Virginia87
New York88
Oklahoma89
Missouri89
Montana89
Arizona93
Pennsylvania93
New Mexico94
Maine94
Virginia103
Connecticut114
New Jersey115
Texas132
Arkansas137
Maryland137
District of Columbia138
Delaware142
Florida147
North Carolina153
Kentucky155
Georgia157
South Dakota158
Louisiana184
Alabama206
Mississippi210
South Carolina215
Tennessee220

Even more about Violet


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Violet a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Violet?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1919
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Violet
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 435
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,249

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