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790
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Violet

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How popular is the baby name Violet in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 42 42 0
1881 42 42 0
1882 48 48 0
1883 74 74 0
1884 81 81 0
1885 92 92 0
1886 103 103 0
1887 97 97 0
1888 145 145 0
1889 155 155 0
1890 183 183 0
1891 188 188 0
1892 238 238 0
1893 254 254 0
1894 286 286 0
1895 316 316 0
1896 354 354 0
1897 411 411 0
1898 411 411 0
1899 435 435 0
1900 614 614 0
1901 611 611 0 #91 girl name
1902 649 649 0 #94 girl name
1903 636 636 0 #93 girl name
1904 755 755 0 #87 girl name
1905 836 831 5 #82 girl name
1906 830 830 0 #86 girl name
1907 956 956 0 #81 girl name
1908 1,017 1,017 0 #81 girl name
1909 945 945 0 #88 girl name
1910 1,037 1,037 0 #89 girl name
1911 1,183 1,183 0 #83 girl name
1912 1,541 1,535 6 #83 girl name
1913 1,751 1,751 0 #82 girl name
1914 2,061 2,061 0 #83 girl name
1915 2,760 2,752 8 #82 girl name
1916 2,927 2,921 6 #83 girl name
1917 3,034 3,026 8 #84 girl name
1918 3,302 3,294 8 #83 girl name
1919 3,607 3,597 10 #74 girl name
1920 3,707 3,694 13 #77 girl name
1921 3,480 3,469 11 #81 girl name
1922 3,202 3,194 8 #86 girl name
1923 3,284 3,276 8 #86 girl name
1924 3,231 3,224 7 #88 girl name
1925 3,036 3,030 6 #92 girl name
1926 2,916 2,902 14 #94 girl name
1927 2,705 2,695 10
1928 2,337 2,321 16
1929 2,222 2,216 6
1930 2,108 2,098 10
1931 1,760 1,750 10
1932 1,703 1,694 9
1933 1,525 1,517 8
1934 1,375 1,370 5
1935 1,279 1,273 6
1936 1,157 1,152 5
1937 1,139 1,139 0
1938 965 959 6
1939 916 911 5
1940 790 783 7
1941 785 780 5
1942 809 803 6
1943 711 711 0
1944 636 636 0
1945 587 587 0
1946 614 614 0
1947 632 627 5
1948 528 528 0
1949 483 483 0
1950 519 519 0
1951 461 461 0
1952 426 426 0
1953 422 422 0
1954 450 450 0
1955 408 408 0
1956 368 368 0
1957 386 386 0
1958 383 383 0
1959 327 327 0
1960 319 319 0
1961 318 318 0
1962 292 292 0
1963 244 244 0
1964 230 230 0
1965 212 212 0
1966 210 210 0
1967 152 152 0
1968 141 141 0
1969 138 138 0
1970 140 140 0
1971 144 144 0
1972 109 109 0
1973 133 133 0
1974 132 132 0
1975 113 113 0
1976 113 113 0
1977 127 127 0
1978 115 115 0
1979 119 119 0
1980 141 141 0
1981 147 147 0
1982 149 149 0
1983 141 141 0
1984 138 138 0
1985 142 142 0
1986 125 125 0
1987 143 143 0
1988 133 133 0
1989 133 133 0
1990 126 126 0
1991 133 133 0
1992 142 142 0
1993 142 142 0
1994 159 159 0
1995 162 162 0
1996 161 161 0
1997 183 183 0
1998 234 234 0
1999 255 255 0
2000 316 316 0
2001 381 381 0
2002 418 418 0
2003 467 467 0
2004 482 482 0
2005 846 846 0
2006 1,265 1,265 0
2007 1,536 1,536 0
2008 1,826 1,826 0
2009 2,260 2,260 0
2010 2,569 2,564 5
2011 2,896 2,896 0
2012 3,272 3,272 0 #89 girl name
2013 3,930 3,924 6 #69 girl name
2014 4,181 4,172 9 #67 girl name
2015 4,779 4,779 0 #50 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Violet

  • How many people with the first name Violet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 127,793 babies born with the first name Violet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Violet to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Violet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 42 new born babies.
  • When was Violet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Violet is Saturday, November 28th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Violet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Violet was in 2015 with a total of 4,779 babies. That's a lot of babies named Violet!
  • Random Violet Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Violet ranks 35th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 64 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Violet: Your name in reverse order is Teloiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vielot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Violet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 790 people with the last name Violet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Violet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Violet as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Violet as a first name

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Popularity of Violet as a last name

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Common last names for Violet

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Nelson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Peterson
  • Hall
  • Scott

Common first names for Violet

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Violet U.S.
  White 91.27% 64.26%
  African American 2.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Violet

People with the last name Violet are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Violet" mean? The list below shows the origins of Violet as well as things modernly associated with the name Violet such as celebrities named Violet.

English

Origin and Meaning of Violet

The name "Violet" is of English origin, and it means "Purple/blue flower". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vi"o*let
Senses
  1. [Bot] Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor).
  2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.
  3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.
  4. [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycæna, or Rusticus, and allied genera.

Note: ☞ The cultivated sweet violet is Viola odorata of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is Viola cucullata; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is Viola pedata.

Etymology: F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. �. Cf. Iodine

adjective Vi"o*let
Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined.

Etymology: Cf. F. violet. See Violet (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
  2. Any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
  3. Of a color intermediate between red and blue

A 19th century flower name from violet, sometimes as an anglicisation of the earlier French Violette.

  1. A female given name.

Violet was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Name Violet

Violet Mosse-Brown

Violet Mosse-Brown is an influential human. She holds the title Oldest Jamaican person ever and First verified Jamaican supercentenarian. Violet was given the name Violet Mosse on March 10th, 1900 in Duanvale, Trelawny, British Jamaica. Violet is also known as Violete Brown, Violet Mosse-Brown, Violet Moss, Moss-Brown, and Violet.

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Violet Chachki

Violet Chachki is a famed individual. Violet was given the name Jason Dardo on June 13th, 1992 in Atlanta.

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Violet Constance Jessop

Violet Constance Jessop was a stewardess, nurse, and flight attendant. Violet was born on October 2nd, 1887 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. She passed away on May 5th, 1971.

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Violet Baudelaire

Violet Baudelaire is an amateur inventor, orphan, and invention.

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Mae Clarke

Mae Clarke was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1929 to 1970. Mae was given the name Violet Mary Klotz on August 16th, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She passed away on April 29th, 1992.

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Violet Blue

Violet Blue is a technology, harm reduction, sex education, and erotica journalist for cbs interactive, blogger, journalist, and blog. Violet was born in 22.

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  • Violet Trefusis
    (writer)
  • Violet Gibson
    (influential human)
  • Violet Berlin
    (presenter)
  • Violet Oakley
    (famous individual)
  • Jean Adair
    (actress)
  • Violet Fane
    (notable person)
  • Barbara Bedford
    (actress)
  • Violet McKenzie
    (influential somebody)
  • Violet Hopson
    (famed person)
  • Violet Kemble-Cooper
    (actress)
  • Violet Rosa Markham
    (influential individual)
  • Violet Tweedale
    (influential individual)
  • Violet Romer
    (actor)
  • Violet Vanbrugh
    (noteworthy human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Violet

Arlene Violet

Arlene Violet is an Attorney General of Rhode Island. Arlene was born in Providence, Rhode Island.

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What does the name Violet mean?

Vis for valor, your strength.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Tis for time, you give to friends.

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