Violets can be either violet or white. Late Latin 'violetta'. Violet is a given name for girls which comes from the eponymous flower. The violet is February's birth flower. In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Violet is: Flower. Violet, from the name of the flower (Old French 'violette'. Shakespeare used the form Viola for the enterprising heroine in "Twelfth Night".
The name Violet is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "purple". In 1990, the name appeared again in the top 1000 at position 289 and subsequently increased in popularity; it was th… A diminutive of 'viola'.) Violet ▲ as a girls' name is pronounced VYE-a-let. Meanings and history of the name Violet. Violet is soft and sweet but far from shrinking. One of the earliest flower names, first used in the 1830s. Flower names were commonly used from about 1880 through about 1910 in the United States, with usage dropping throughout the next 80 years or so; Violet was the 88th most frequent girls' given name in 1900, dropping below position 1000 by 1960. As with other such names, its popularity has varied dramatically over time. The Victorian Violet, one of the prettiest of the color and flower names, was chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, definitely a factor in its rapid climb to popularity. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Violet is "purple". As a flower, Violet has a variety of meanings: Love; Modesty; Virtue; Affection; Faithfulness ("I'll always be true") and a Good Luck symbol for women.