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A 19th century flower name from violet, sometimes as an anglicisation of the earlier French Violette.

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  1. A female given name from English.
    • 1836, Marian Dora Malet Beasley, Violet Woodville, Carey, Lea & Blanchard, page 16:
      It may be as well to say, by way of parenthesis, that her real name was Violante,―at least, such was the name by which her mother had her christened. But her father thought it much too long, and said it was better to call her Violet.
    • 1972, Witi Ihimaera, Pounamu, Pounamu, Heinemann, →ISBN, page 111:
      Her Pakeha name was Violet, and everybody called her that because her Maori name was too long. And my Nanny, she was just like a violet; shy and small and hiding her face in her petals if the sun blazed too strong.
    • 2009, Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna, Faber and Faber, →ISBN, page 262:
      My name is Violet Brown. - - - If I sound colorful, I am not. It's nought but a pair of names, stamped on me by two people who never met. First, my mother. She was fond of romantic novels with "Violets" in them.
  2. A surname.
  3. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A census-designated place in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
    2. An unincorporated community in Polk County, Missouri.
    3. An unincorporated community in Nueces County, Texas.
    4. An unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
  4. A community in Loyalist, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada.

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From violet, for a dyer or seller of purple cloth, or diminutive of viole, for a player of the viol.

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Violet ?

  1. a surname