Infographic of Viola name meaning, which is “The violet,” from the Latin viola, the flower violet. In fiction, the heroine of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
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Viola Name Popularity

How popular is the name Viola? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 48 2,083 0.5916%
1911 47 2,063 0.554%
1912 52 2,541 0.5039%
1913 52 2,840 0.5009%
1914 57 3,199 0.459%
1915 58 3,855 0.4243%
1916 59 3,943 0.4082%
1917 59 4,030 0.4028%
1918 59 4,327 0.4032%
1919 58 4,127 0.3941%
1920 59 4,284 0.3853%
1921 66 4,152 0.3626%
1922 73 3,784 0.3397%
1923 79 3,530 0.3152%
1924 82 3,575 0.3079%
1925 84 3,326 0.2943%
1926 97 2,869 0.2608%
1927 101 2,762 0.2495%
1928 102 2,618 0.2447%
1929 109 2,285 0.2206%
1930 116 2,150 0.2058%
1931 126 1,808 0.1832%
1932 134 1,659 0.1679%
1933 138 1,456 0.1563%
1934 141 1,421 0.147%
1935 150 1,313 0.1351%
1936 164 1,168 0.1213%
1937 175 1,134 0.1151%
1938 187 1,014 0.099%
1939 187 965 0.0949%
1940 190 950 0.0894%
1941 202 877 0.0779%
1942 214 904 0.0716%
1943 220 867 0.0664%
1944 233 767 0.0619%
1945 239 737 0.0604%
1946 255 748 0.0507%
1947 267 790 0.0473%
1948 281 703 0.044%
1949 296 650 0.0404%
1950 314 580 0.036%
1951 312 607 0.0358%
1952 323 595 0.0341%
1953 352 531 0.03%
1954 355 549 0.03%
1955 390 474 0.0258%
1956 393 486 0.0257%
1957 447 399 0.0207%
1958 450 405 0.0214%
1959 477 366 0.0193%
1960 467 398 0.021%
1961 473 375 0.0199%
1962 553 269 0.0147%
1963 559 259 0.0144%
1964 589 237 0.0135%
1965 607 209 0.0128%
1966 666 160 0.0102%
1967 666 162 0.0107%
1968 803 109 0.0073%
1969 888 90 0.0058%
1970 864 105 0.0066%
1971 1,030 70 0.0047%
1972 964 74 0.0054%
1973 1,079 56 0.0043%
1974 1,046 66 0.0051%
1975 1,264 43 0.0033%
1976 1,202 49 0.0038%
1977 1,909 16 0.0012%
1978 1,454 35 0.0026%
1979 1,539 32 0.0023%
1980 1,309 49 0.0034%
1981 1,576 32 0.0022%
1982 1,499 36 0.0024%
1983 1,767 23 0.0016%
1984 1,629 28 0.0019%
1985 1,763 26 0.0017%
1986 2,234 14 0.0009%
1987 1,904 23 0.0015%
1988 1,908 24 0.0015%
1989 2,199 19 0.0012%
1990 2,335 18 0.0011%
1991 2,612 13 0.0008%
1992 2,529 15 0.0009%
1993 2,288 19 0.0012%
1994 3,451 6 0.0004%
1995 2,633 12 0.0008%
1996 3,579 5 0.0003%
1997 3,129 7 0.0005%
1998 3,521 5 0.0003%
1999 2,693 13 0.0009%
2000 3,986 5 0.0003%
2001 3,628 5 0.0003%
2002 2,425 20 0.0013%
2003 2,626 17 0.0011%
2004 3,257 8 0.0005%
2005 2,434 23 0.0015%
2006 1,816 53 0.0034%
2007 2,112 36 0.0023%
2008 1,939 45 0.0029%
2009 1,777 55 0.0037%
2010 1,637 66 0.0046%
2011 1,576 69 0.0048%
2012 1,292 111 0.0078%
2013 1,226 123 0.0086%
2014 1,154 139 0.0095%
2015 1,238 121 0.0083%
2016 1,064 164 0.0114%
2017 1,087 147 0.0105%
2018 1,029 161 0.0117%
2019 998 172 0.0127%

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Names Like Viola

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What names are diminutives of Viola?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Viola sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Viola, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Vi

Purple; lively

Latin

Viette

A variant spelling of Vietta.


What names sound like Viola?

If you like how Viola sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Viola.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Fiala

Violet

European

Fila

Loving

Greek

Vala

Singled out

German

Valla

Singled out

German

Viole

Purple

Latin


What names are similar to Viola?

Find a name that’s like Viola, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aila
Billa

Will helmet, protection

German

Cilla

Blind; sixth; ancient, venerable

Welsh

Dila

Small winged one

Latin

Dilla

Small winged one

Latin

Dola

The crown brings honor

African

Eila

Tree

Hebrew

Finola

White shoulder

Irish

Fiona

Fair or white

Scottish

Fiora

Gaelic

Gila

Joy

Hebrew

Giula

Youthful

Latin

Iola

Violet-colored dawn

Greek

Jola

Violet flower

Greek

Leola

Loyal, faithful; lion

Latin

Lila

Night

Arabic

Lilla

Latin

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

Milla

Helper to the priest

Latin

Neola

Young one

Greek

Nila
Nola

“A little bell,” in allusion to the commune of Nola, in Campania, Italy, where bells of excellent quality were first made.

Irish

Noola
Paola

Small

Latin

Pola

Poppy

Arabic

Rilla

Small brook

German

Tola

English

Verla

Faith; truth

Slavic

Viana

English

Vica

Life

Hungarian

Vida

Life

Spanish

Vieda

Life

Spanish

Vika

Victory

Latin

Vilma

A diminutive form of Wilhelmina.

Native American

Vina

Vineyard

Spanish

Vinia

Latin

Violeta

Purple

Latin

Viona

English

Vita

Life

Latin

Vitia

Life

Spanish

Viva

Alive

Latin

Vivia

Lively

Latin

Vivva

Alive

Latin

Willa

Will helmet, protection

German

Yola

Violet flower

Spanish

Zila

Shadow

Hebrew

Zilla

Shadow

Hebrew

Zola

Lump of earth

Italian


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1 Comment

  1. I chose the name because it was my grandmother’s. Her middle name is Lynne-Marie whis is my moms middle and my aunts middle names together. I have always said u would use my grandmother’s name. And my mom pasted 6 yrs ago so i had to have Lynne but i remembered when i had my 1st daughter my aunt said do not name her Michelle everyone is naming their kids after my other aunt so it only felt right to add Marie.


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