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Gender: F Meaning of Violette: "purple" Origin of Violette: French variation of Violet, Latin flower and color name

Now that Violet is becoming more popular, parents may start exploring same-but-different options such as the French Violette, which would properly be pronounced with a long e sound in the first syllable and three syllables -- vee-oh-let -- as well as the operatic Italian Violetta.

Famous People Named Violette

Violette Verdy, French ballerina
Violette Selfridge, daughter of American/English entrepreneur Harry Selfridge
Violette Leduc, French novelist
Violette Szabo, British WWII special agent

Pop Culture References for the Name Violette

"Violette Noziere," 1978 French film

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