Violette Origin and Meaning

The name Violette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "purple".

Now that Violet is becoming more popular, parents are starting to explore 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 Spanish Violeta — both of which were among the fastest-rising girl names of 2023.

# 983 in the US

Violette Rank in US Top 1000

Violette Popularity

Famous People Named Violette

  • Nelly Armande Guillerm 'Violette Verdy'French ballerina
  • Violette Selfridgedaughter of American/English entrepreneur Harry Selfridge
  • Violette LeducFrench novelist
  • Violette Reine Elizabeth SzaboFrench,British WWII special agent
  • Violette MalanCanadian fantasy novelist
  • Kimberly Violette Pettyaka AnnaKim Violette, daughter of Tom Petty

Violette in Pop Culture

  • "Violette Noziere" 1978 French film
  • Violette Bellflowerrabbit character in the Beechwood Bunny Tales series by Geneviève Huriet