Color, Female, Hungarian, I names, Nature, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ibolya

Ibolya (pr. ee-bow-ya) is a Hungarian female name meaning "violet", derived from Latin viola via an Ancient Greek source. Origin: Ancient Greek  

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Violaine

Violaine is a French female name, which seems to be a variant form of Violette, the French form of Violet, the name of a flower and a color. it comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. It's also possible that it may be a… Continue reading Violaine

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Violetta

Violetta is the Italian, Russian, and Hungarian form of Violet, the name of a flower and a color. It comes from Old French violette via Latin viola meaning “violet” which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. Nicknames: Letta, Violet Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Violett (English, Swedish, German) Violette (French) Viola… Continue reading Violetta

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Violante

Violante is the Latin form of Yolanda, the Spanish form of French Yolande which seems to be possibly influenced from Greek Iolanthe meaning “violet flower” from Greek elements iole (violet) and anthos (flower), though it’s just as likely that it’s a derivative of Latin viola meaning "violet", related to Ancient Greek ion (violet) which seems to be from a pre-I.E.… Continue reading Violante

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Violet

Violet is both the name of a flower and a color. It comes from Old French violette via Latin viola meaning "violet" which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. Violet is also an English and French surname. Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Violette (French) Viola (Latin, Italian, Swedish,… Continue reading Violet

Color, Greek, Greek mythology, I names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Iamos

Iamos is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Evadne (the daugher of the sea god Poseidon), and Apollo. Evadne was ashamed of her pregnancy and so, when her son was born, she left him exposed to the elements, lying on a bed of violets, where he survived by being fed honey by two snakes before… Continue reading Iamos

Ancient Germanic, Color, Earth, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Nature, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yolanda

Yolanda is the Spanish form of French Yolande which seems to be possibly influenced from Greek Iolanthe meaning "violet flower" from Greek elements iole (violet) and anthos (flower), though it's just as likely that it's derived from Violante derived from Latin viola meaning "violet". Yolanda could also be Germanic in origin, perhaps deriving from Old Germanic iv… Continue reading Yolanda

Ancient Greek, Color, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, I names, Latin, Male, Mythology, Nature, Surname names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ion

Ion is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Creusa (an Athenian princess) and either the god Apollo or the Peloponnesus king Xuthus depending on some versions, and who is the ancestor of the Ionian people. The meaning behind the name is unknown, though it might be a stretch to relate it to Greek ion which… Continue reading Ion

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Viola

Viola comes from Latin viola meaning "violet" referring to the flowers. It's also the name of a musical instrument related to the violin. Viola is the name of the protaganist of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night (1601-02), the twin sister of Sebastian, who dresses up as a man and becomes entangled in a somewhat humorous love triangle that all works… Continue reading Viola