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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.

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Famous People Named Violette

Violette Verdy (born Nelly Armande Guillerm), French ballerina
Violette Selfridge, daughter of American/English entrepreneur Harry Selfridge
Violette Leduc, French novelist
Violette Reine Elizabeth Szabo, French-British WWII special agent
Violette Malan, Canadian fantasy novelist
Kimberly Violette Petty, aka AnnaKim Violette, daughter of Tom Petty

Pop Culture References for the name Violette

"Violette Noziere," 1978 French film
Violette Bellflower, rabbit character in the Beechwood Bunny Tales series by Geneviève Huriet