Violet is a name with English origins. The meaning of the name Violet is Purple/Blue flower. The violet flower is a member of the genus viola. Violet is traditionally a name used in England and other parts of Great Britain.
Famous Violets include Violet Bonham Carter, British politician and writer. An writer by the name of Violet Florence Martin was born in Ireland. Violet Gibson tried to assassinate Benito Mussolini and Violet Markham was a British social reformer.
Fictional Violets include Violet Gray, from Peanuts, as well as Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring the line, ?You?re turning violet, Violet!? There is also a Broadway show by the name Violet about the titular character on a bus and the people she meets on the journey. If you watch Downton Abbey, you also know that a very powerful character is Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham.
The popularity of the name Violet is seeing a resurgence. An extremely popular name on BabyNames.com user lists, it is #5 in BabyNames.com?s most popular names of 2014. In 2013, it was the 69th most popular girl?s name in the United States per the Social Security Administration. People who like the name Violet tend to like traditional and old-fashioned names.
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