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Gender: Female Meaning of Violetta: "purple" Origin of Violetta: Italian variation of Violet, a color name and flower name

The name Violetta is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "purple". Violetta and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Violetta is a more vibrantly colored, feminissima form of Violet. It is the name of the heroine of the Verdi opera La Traviata--in fact Violetta was the original title of the work.

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Famous People Named Violetta

Violetta Napierska, German actress
Violetta Villas (born Czesława Maria Cieślak), Belgian-Polish singer and actress
Violetta Elvin, Russian ballerina
Violetta Zironi, Italian country music singer
Violetta Egorova, Russian pianist
Violetta Komyshan, girlfriend of actor Ansel Elgort

Pop Culture References for the name Violetta

Violetta Stetta, opera singer who figured in Mr Chuckster's anecdotes in "The Old Curiosity Shop" (1841) by Charles Dickens
Violetta Castillo, main character in Disney's Argentine telenovela
Violetta Valery, main character in Verdi's tragic opera, La Traviata
Violetta Amouteru, character in "The Young Elites" book series by Marie Lu
Violetta Beauvais, character in J.K. Rowling's "History of Magic in North America"
Darling Violetta, American dark wave band


morning_glory Says:


I'd say "VYE-oh-LET-ah"

paulapuddephatt Says:


Yeah, I noticed about "violent" in Violet, but I'm surprised that people make so much of it. If we analyse names to that extent, we end up writing off half of our favourites. Violet is stunning, and Viola is a lovely alternative, for anyone who feels that Violet is getting too popular. Sometimes a name, such as Violetta, can sound as if it's trying too hard to be pretty and feminine, and you can't really imagine anyone using it, in the real world. Anyone who did, would probably end up using a nickname, and effectively dropping the full version. I do tend to like nicknames that kind of alternate with the actual name, so that the original name isn't lost.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I wondered the same. I'm guessing so.

Lali Says:


I love it. It isn't people trying to fancify a name. It is just a color in portuguese with a extra "t". :)

teacupsandtiaras Says:


Is it pronounced "vee-oh-LET-tah"?

LavenderLullabies Says:


I prefer just plain Violet, which is strange considering I usually like fancier names. But plain old Violet just sounds much better than Violetta to me.

ejmcg22 Says:


Love it ! The character of Violet with Letty as a nickname and a nice Italian flair.

NaomiNY Says:


I don't like this much. Too fancy for my taste.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I don't like this at all. It sounds like those names people always try to fancify. Violet is just fine. Yes, I notice the connection to Violent, but it doesn't matter to me.

Guest Says:


I like this version because I don't hear "violent".