Name for girl: Viola. Origins, meaning and curiosities

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Viola, name for girl

Those who love feminine names inspired by flowers and nature can choose Viola for their baby girl, a name that in recent years has seen its popularity rise exponentially in the country, bypassing the much more classic Violetta. We discover in this guide the origin, the meaning, the curiosities of Viola name for girl.


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The name day is generally celebrated on 3st May when the Church remembers Saint Viola of Verona, virgin and martyr, but there are few sources regarding the existence of this saint so someone doubts.
Another saint with this name, a martyr in Persia, is remembered on 8 September.

Varianti el paesene

Female: Violetta

Foreign variants

  • English: Purple
  • French: violet
  • Spanish: Purple

Origins and etymology of the name Viola

Viola is an auspicious name that refers to the homonymous flower and color. From the etymological point of view, the term derives from the ancient Greek ιον (ion), "violet", "dark blue flower".

Meaning of the name Viola

The meaning is, therefore, "dark blue flower" and is the same as other names such as Iole or Violante.

Diffusion of the name Viola

While the English form Violet found widespread diffusion in Scotland and England as early as the nineteenth century, the version el paesena Viola became very popular throughout Europe thanks to the success of the work of di Shakespeare The twelfth night, in which the protagonist is precisely called Viola.

In the country this name has enjoyed extraordinary success especially in recent decades: according to the data, in fact, in the period between 1997 and 2022 the diffusion of Viola has even increased by 279%. In particular, reading the ISTAT data on the most common names in the country, we discover that in 1999 429 girls were called Viola, while in 2022 there were 1519. Last year the name Viola was placed in 28th place, while in 2022, when the absolute value was 3071, it occupied the 15th place in the ranking.

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Personality of a little girl named Viola

Much loved and appreciated for his kindness, despite her apparent innocence Viola is not easily deceived: she seems fragile but is endowed with a deep intelligence that allows her to distinguish falsehood and deception.

E' quiet and hates conflict and for this reason he does not hesitate to play the role of mediator when it comes to settling a quarrel or a dispute in order to immediately re-establish a climate of peace and harmony.

Viola attaches great importance toaffectivity, to friendship and family, he tries in every way to give stability to his loved ones and for them the happiness of his loved ones comes first. Viola appreciates theorder and cleanliness, stands out for its elegance and for his communication skills. She hates loneliness and therefore has a great ability to build quality social relationships and make new friends.

Viola is generous, she loves to take care of people, she is selfless and expects nothing in return, she dedicates herself soul and body to her family to make everyone feel good.

What profession will Viola be? Her keen intelligence will open all doors to her, her generosity could help her in carrying out tasks related to the social or medical field or school, but she can also have great satisfaction in the field of fashion, travel or cinema.

Zodiac sign

Libra is the astral sign that best approximates Viola's character traits. Libra natives are known to be tender, strict, generous, elegant and strong.


Il yellow is the color associated with the name Viola: this color symbolizes the joy of life, happiness and dynamism and is also linked to the idea of ​​sociability and generosity.

Precious stone

L'aquamarine it is Viola's lucky stone and symbolizes youth and happiness.

Lucky number

Il 5 is Viola's lucky number and refers to her changeability and propensity for change.

Famous people named Viola

  • Viola Barry, American actress
  • Viola Dana, American actress
  • Viola Davis, American actress
  • Viola Di Grado, writer and the country
  • Viola Graziosi, actress and the country
  • Viola Myers, Canadian athlete
  • Viola Valentino, singer and actress el paesena
  • Viola Valli, swimmer and the country

Song dedicated to Viola


Alone in the countryside


With the wind that ruffles you a bit

Lying on the hay while the sun goes down

A star on the lawn is you


Butterflies sleep


What a charm this night for us

I feel strong, my strength is you

Always hold me, love me like this

We chose the song Viola by Adriano Celentano, released in 1968.

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