Vi Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Violet:
From the Old French violette, a diminutive form of viole, which is derived from the Latin viola (a violet). The name has been in use since the Middle Ages but did not become common until the middle of the 19th century when the use of flower names came into vogue.
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Named after Great Aunt -- Old fashioned name -- But, God, I can't imagine another name for myself ... I have loved my name my entire life (...now 47 (2015))
My parents called me by my full name, 'Viola May' - I absolutley love my full name!
Siblings and friends have always called me "Vi " (pronounced Vī - long i); love Vi as well
My siblings: Mary Ann, Joe Benjamin, James Calvin, and my most beloved younger sister, Fern Leona.
Heritage: proud Cherokee, Irish, English, German, Dutch
"Vī" is a fun name, especially when very young - young friends called be "Vī-Vi" ... And oh so fun when saying, "hi Vī" or "bye Vi". Lots of laughs ... The name connotes friendliness and approachability.
As an adult, my name has always served as a point of interest/ conversation to those whom I have met (...can only recall one woman attempting to use my name as means to insult)
I cherish my "old-fashioned" name
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