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Gorgeous Names Similar to Violet

Do you love the name Violet, but are looking for something just a bit different? This list of beautiful girl names like Violet will help you find the perfect name!

Why Choose a Name Like Violet?

Violet is an English name that honours the violet flower. The violet is associated with modesty, faithfulness and humility.

Violet was a popular name in the early 20th century, but declined in popularity beginning in the 1920’s. It fell off the charts by the 1980’s, but re-emerged at the turn of the century and rose steadily in popularity. By 2015, it had reached the top 50 names, and rests at 43 currently. 

Violet is a really lovely girl name. It’s a vintage name that is currently growing in popularity, but is not overused. 

But you may not want to name your child Violet, for a number of reasons. You may already have a friend or family member use this name, or maybe your husband is not a fan. Perhaps you’re looking for a similarly elegant, but slightly different name. 

Well, I’m here to help with this list of names that are similar to Violet. Check out the list of names like Violet below!

Names Similar to Violet

People generally like the name Violet because it’s a really pretty vintage name, but very familiar and not ‘weird. I’ve searched for other names that are also old fashioned and just as beautiful. 

Others like that Violet is a flower-inspired name, but has not been overused like other flower-inspired names like Rose and Lily. I’ve included some less common, but still beautiful flower-inspired names.

So without further ado, here is my list of beautiful girl names like Violet:

Ada

Ada is a vintage name originating from Germany. It means ‘nobility’ or ‘noble’. It’s a pretty vintage name that hasn’t been overused yet, and might be the perfect name for you!

Alice

Alice is an English baby name that originally stemmed from the German name Adelaide, meaning ‘nobility’. Alice is a simple, but pretty vintage name that isn’t overused. It became very popular after Alice in Wonderland was published in the 19th century, but has fallen in popularity over the past few decades. If you’re looking for a recognizable, but uncommon baby name, Alice might be perfect for you!

Amelia

Amelia is a variant of Amalia, a Germanic name meaning ‘work’, ‘industrious’, or ‘striving’. It was made popular by the daughters of George II and III, as well as the aviation icon, Amelia Earhart.

Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a beautiful, vintage name after the amaryllis flower, a flowering bulb native to South Africa. If you’re looking for a unique flower name, this is it!

Audrey

Audrey is yet another name whose meaning stems back to the Germanic word for nobility. Audrey Hepburn is the most famous bearer of the name Audrey, which gives the name a connection with Old Hollywood glamour. This is a name that is becoming more popular in the 21st century.

Azalea

Azaleas are flowering shrubs related to rhododendrons. Iggy Azalea made this name famous, but using Azalea as a first name is a great choice when you’re looking for an uncommon flower name.

Beatrice

Beatrice is a beautiful French/Italian baby name, stemming from the Latin word Beatrix, which means ‘she who makes happy’.

Blossom

From the English word for a bud of a flower. Blossom was a popular teenage show in the 90’s. Everything 90’s is cool again, so why not the name Blossom? I think this makes a sweet middle name!

Calanthe

A type of orchid, from the Greek for ‘beautiful flower’. This name is super elegant and has a regal feel!

Calla

The Calla Lily is a gorgeous and minimalist flower. From the Greek, it means ‘beautiful’.

Camellia

The Camellia is a flowering shrub. I absolutely love this delicate, beautiful name!

Chrysanthemum

Chysanthemums (sometimes shortened to mums) are a lovely flower that mean happiness. The story Chrysanthemum is a classic children’s book!

Clara

I love the simplicity of the name Clara, which is related to the more common name, Claire. It comes from the Latin word for ‘clear’ or ‘bright’.

Clematis

This super unique flower name is a flowering vine. Clemmie would be a great nickname for this name!

Clover

A type of wild flower, Clover this name is perfect for parents who have a little hippie spirit in them!

Cora

Cora was first used in the 19th century novel, The Last of the Mohicans. It comes from the Greek name, Kore, which means ‘maiden’.

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Daffodil

From the beautiful yellow flower that is synonymous with the coming of spring.

Dahlia

One of the most gorgeous large perennial flowers, Dahlia is an uncommon, but not unheard of name for girls.

Daisy

The English word for the small white flower, this name is simple and oh so sweet!

Della

Della is the feminine form of the name Dell, and refers to a dell, or small valley. Della was quite popular in the 19th century. It’s a lovely vintage name that hasn’t regained popularity as quickly as many other. 

Effie

Effie means ‘pleasant speech’ in Greek and is the shortened form of Euphemia. It’s another vintage name that is not over-used today.

Etta

Etta is the shortened form of Henrietta (meaning ‘estate owner’). It’s often associated with Etta James (whose given name was actually Jamesetta), the matriarch of soul, which gives it a cool, retro vibe!

Evelyn

This lovely old fashioned name originates from the British surname, Aveline, and is associated with peace and harmony.

Fern

The name Fern comes from the plant of the same name. This name’s popularity peaked at the dawn of the 20th century, but is surfacing again. It’s the perfect combination of vintage and earthy-boho!

Fleur

This is the French term for ‘flower’.

Flora

The Latin word for ‘flower’.

Frances

The female version of Francis, Frances comes from the Latin word for France, or ‘free one’.

Freesia

A beautiful flower associated with truth, friendship and innocence.

Gardenia

The gardenia flower is often white and is absolutely stunning! A very unique, but lovely name for your little girl!

Hazel

This pretty vintage name stems from the brown colour, or the hazel tree. It’s been in use since the 19th century. Like Violet, this name is another example of a perfect cross between a vintage name and an earthy, boho name for a baby girl.

Iris

Iris is the classic purple and yellow flowering bulb that arrives to mark the start of spring. Like Violet, Iris is recognizable, but still special. In fact, it’s popularity is growing quickly and has reached its highest place on the charts. 

Jasmine

After the fragrant climbing flowering vine. Jasmine is the female lead in Aladdin, and is a timeless favorite.

Josephine

Josephine is the feminized form of Joseph and means ‘God increases’. The wife of Napolean, was a notable Josephine. Josephine’s popularity peaked around 1910, but is making a comeback. It’s a great choice for those looking for a vintage name that has not been overused, but isn’t uncommon.

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Lavender

For the fragrant purple flower, Lavender is another one of those names that is recognizable, but it’s uncommon enough you won’t likely have another Lavender in your social circle.

Lena

Lena is the shortened form of Elena or Helena, meaning ‘torch’ or ‘light’.

Lilac

Named after the fragrant purple shrub, Lilac is a fresh twist that sounds similar to the classic, Lily.

Maeve

This Irish name refers to the warrior queen of Ireland and means ‘the cause of great joy’ or ‘she who intoxicates’.

Magnolia

After the flowering tree. Maggie would be the perfect nickname for Magnolia!

Marigold

After the small golden flower of the same name. I love the idea of using Goldie as a nickname for Marigold, instead of Mary.

Mattie

Mattie seems like a very modern, unisex name, but it’s actually been around for centuries. It’s s diminutive for Matilda, meaning ‘strength in battle’. 

May

You probably think of the fifth month of the year when you hear May, but it’s also the name of the hawthorn flower.

Millie

Millie can be a shortened form of several names, including Amelia, Camilla, Melissa, Mildred or Millicent. It means ‘industrious’.

Myrtle

The name Myrtle comes from the plant of the same name. Myrtle is another flower name that was very popular in the early 1900’s, whose popularity fell in the 1950’s.

Nancy

Nancy is a diminutive of Ann and means ‘grace’. The popularity of the name Nancy peaked in the 1930’s, making it due for a comeback!

Nora

Nora originally emerged as a shortened form of Eleanor, meaning ‘light’ or Honora meaning ‘honour’.

Olive

This French girl’s name honours the olive tree. It’s a less common alternative to Olivia. Olive has risen in popularity in the past few years.

Olivia

Olivia was first used in Shakespeare’s Twelveth Night, and was a spin off from Oliva or Oliver, both of which are names that honour the olive tree.

Pansy

Pansy is another super cute floral-inspired name that is more unique than Daisy, but just as sweet! Pansy was actually a fairly popular vintage name in the early 1900’s, whose popularity waned in the 1940’s.

Peony

Peonies are the large perennial flowers that herald the start of summer. Peony flowers are striking, just as the name Peony will be if you choose it for your daughter.

Poppy

Poppy is another sweet and cheerful name that would be perfect for a little girl.

Posy

Diminutive of Josephine, or the English word for a bunch of flowers, this name is beautiful and original!

Primrose

If you’re looking for a sophisticated and unique floral name, Primrose is it. Use the nickname Rosie for a lighter touch while your daughter is a child.

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Rosa

Rosa is a Spanish and Italian vintage girl name that means ‘rose’ in Latin. Rosa is a little more unique than the classic Rose, but is just as sweet.

Sadie

Sadie is another gorgeous old fashioned name that is making a comeback. It means ‘princess’ in Hebrew.

Saffron

The English word for a type of spice, or the crocus flower. Saffron is a more uncommon, edgy name that still gives a nod to nature!

Stella

This vintage baby name comes from Latin and means ‘star’. It peaked in popularity in the 1880’s, but has risen again in the past decade.

Vera

This is a super recognizable, but unique vintage name that is very hip at the moment. Vera is a Russian baby name meaning ‘faith’. This could be the perfect baby name if you’re looking for a mix of frill, yet simplicity!

Well, those are my favorite names similar to Violet! I hope this helps you find the perfect name for your baby girl!

Name meanings sourced from Behind the Name.

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