Viola name meaning

Updated: March 17th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Latin and English
Usage: English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: vi(o)-la
Meaning: Violet Flower, Purple, Twelfth Night, Viola and Violets
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What does Viola mean?

Prevailing and Perpetual Viola has its origin in Latin and English bestowed upon both boys and girls, Viola means "Violet Flower, Purple, Twelfth Night, Viola or Violets" is especially used in Danish, German, English, Scandinavian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Greenlandic and Italian.

Viola is form of persistent and commonly accepted Violetta. Violetta is equivalent of Viola in Italian language. Also Violetta is Russian, French and Italian equivalent of Violet. Violetta means Violets, Purple and Small Purple Flowers has origin in Latin and English.

Viola is Italian equivalent of Violet.

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How do I pronounce Viola?

The two syllabled name Viola is pronounced, vi(o)-la.

Variants of Viola

Veola, Violetta, Violet, Eolande

Nicknames for Viola

Some popular nicknames for baby name Viola include:

Names that rhyme with Viola

How popular is the name Viola?

Viola is a popular name in United States given to over 131804 babies in 184 years. Presently the name is rising, in 1908, the moniker grabbed the 42nd spot and 4331 baby girls were given the name.

In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 13 times Also, Viola was a popular name in Italy. Over 27516 babies have been named Viola since 2006.

At its zenith in 2012, it ranked 13rd when 3071 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. However after 13 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 13 times

Viola is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1997 and was able to reach the top 900 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 815 on girl names chart when 46 babies were named Viola. There are over 365 babies that have been given the name Viola in England and Wales.

Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 2008, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 169 on girl names chart when 43 babies were named Viola.

There are over 645 babies that have been given the name Viola in Switzerland.

Viola is an uncommon baby name in Ireland still in use today. In France, it is relatively new, first appeared in 1921.

It also recently appeared in Belgium baby girl names chart. But Viola is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 4000 have the name as well as in, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Russia and Poland.

As per our findings, over 210000 people has been named Viola globally.

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Viola in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Viola

You are intuitive but never use your intuition when it comes to making important decisions in life. You can go from closely related to distant in a second. You always analyze something in your mind. You are a good listener and friend. You are an active person but lack motivation and persistence to finish goals. Your personal progress matters more than your professional achievements and goals. You want to invent something or accomplish something no one has ever done before.

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Middle names for Viola

These are some of the mainstream and familiar options for Viola middle names.

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Famous people named Viola

  • Viola Meynell, Viola Meynell, Mrs
  • Viola Pitts, legendary Fort Worth community activist
  • Viola Ruffner, schoolteacher and became the second wife of General Lewis Ruffner
  • Viola Garvin, English poet and literary editor at 'The Observer'
  • Viola Garfield, American anthropologist best
  • Viola Richard, American actress
  • Viola Pavlasová, former Czechoslovak/Slovak handball player
  • Viola Slaughter, Arizona rancher and the wife of Sheriff John Horton Slaughter
  • Viola Yanik, Canadian wrestler
  • Viola Liuzzo, Unitarian Universalist civil rights activist
  • Viola Dana, American film actress
  • Viola Spolin, theatre academic, educator and acting coach
  • Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress and former Canadian Senator
  • Viola Allen, American stage actress
  • Viola, former Brazilian footballer
  • Viola Desmond, Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman
  • Viola Jimulla, Chief of the Prescott Yavapai tribe
  • Viola Bauer, retired German cross-country skier
  • Viola Davis, American actress and producer
  • Viola Myers, retired Canadian sprinter
  • Viola Barry, American silent film actress
  • Viola Baskerville, Virginia lawyer and politician
  • Viola Odebrecht, retired German footballer
  • Viola Nolan in Games People Play as Actress
  • Viola Paige in Maid to Seduce as Actress
  • Viola Carinci in I Am David as Actress
  • Viola Bailey's in Bed +1 as Actress
  • Viola Harris in One Life to Live as Actress
  • Actor Viola Alberti, known for short She
  • In 1921 western film, Judge Her Not, Viola Dolan played Goldy Spencer.
  • Viola Essen portrayed important character of Haidi in 1946 drama and film-noir movie Specter of the Rose.
  • Viola Garden characterized crucial role of Sasha or Liza's sister in 1929 drama flick Zhivoy trup.
  • In 1920, Viola Lind played the role of Mavis in drama flick In Folly's Trail.
  • In 1931 comedy and drama film, Hobson's Choice, Viola Lyel characterized Maggie Hobson.
  • In 1915, Viola Savoy characterized the role of Clarice Van Zandt in drama film The Spendthrift.
  • In 1983 comedy, family movie, Due strani papà, Viola Valentino played N.
  • In 2013 sci-fi, thriller flick, Report 51, Viola Graziosi played Linda.

Comments :

I find the name Viola very beautiful and I am very happy with it. Until now I have only received compliments for my first name. I think it's great but it never got into fashion (so far) and you can not hear it anymore. Interesting, I also find that it has so many meanings. My nicknames are great: Vio, Lola, Violetta... Kind regards to all the violas - Viola

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