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Names That Mean Purple or Violet

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Names that mean purple or violet or lilac or lavender are lovely representations of those rich, lush colors. Violet itself is the most popular of the girl names that mean purple. Along with Violet, names meaning purple in the US Top 1000 include Indigo and Iris. Unique names meaning purple include Lilac, Lavender, and Ione. If you're a purple person, here are all the names meaning violet or purple on Nameberry.

  • Amethyst

    The name Amethyst is a girl's name . As flower names become more exotic, so can gem names move beyond Ruby and Pearl to names like Topaz, Sapphire and Peridot. Amethyst, the purple birthstone for... Read More 

  • Fuchsia

    The name Fuchsia is a girl's name . A plausible color name, it was chosen by the singer Sting as a middle name for his daughter, after a character in the Gormenghast fantasy trilogy, of which he's... Read More 

  • Hyacinth

    The name Hyacinth is a unisex name of Greek origin meaning "blue larkspur; precious stone". Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some... Read More 

  • Indigo

    The name Indigo is a unisex name of Greek origin meaning "Indian dye". Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and... Read More 

  • Iolanthe

    The name Iolanthe is a girl's name of French, Greek origin meaning "violet flower". Iolanthe is known primarily through the1882 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta of that name, in which the title... Read More 

  • Ione

    The name Ione is a girl's name of Greek origin. This unusual Greek flower and color name has gained considerable recent attention via actress Ione Skye, who is the daughter of sixties folksinger... Read More 

  • Iris

    The name Iris is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "rainbow". Iris is one of the bouquet of turn-of-the-last-century flower names that is gradually beginning to regain its appeal: it is now... Read More 

  • Lavender

    The name Lavender is a girl's name of English origin meaning "lavender". Lavender lags far behind sweet-smelling purple-hued sister names Violet and Lilac, but is starting to get some... Read More 

  • Lilac

    The name Lilac is a girl's name of English, Persian origin meaning "bluish or lilac". Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double... Read More 

  • Magenta

    The name Magenta is a girl's name of Italian origin. Magenta is a vivid Crayola color name, that could make a vivid, colorful choice. It was named in 1859 after the Napoleonic Battle of Magenta,... Read More 

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