Violante Name Meaning & Origin
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Violante is an Italian female name, unusual but truly beautiful. Its pronunciation is "vee-o-làn-teh".
My grandmother was named Yolanda. Her name on the Ellis Island manifest is spelled "Violante."
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The Italian name Violante is a result of the Italian basic name Viola, whose pronunciation is "vee-ò-la", meaning 'violet', and the French name Yolant, with the similar meaning of 'violet-colored', both mixed together.
The origin is not sure at all: a part of it might probably come from France, according with the most popular opinion, but it also might be partially German, and in that case it would also mean 'fighter.'
Anyway, the final resulting name Violante only belongs to the Italian tradition; it's a quite ancient and precious name, but it never has been very popular. It was pretty common among the Italian royal families until the 1800s, and earlier, from 1200s to 1600s, many princesses and ladies of noble birth were named Violante. The Savoia family may be considered one of the most famous ones.
It is today a very, very rare name, but recently on its way to spread again slowly.
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Violante of Aragona (1236 – 1301), queen of Castiglia and León.
Violante of Aragona and Sicily (1273 – 1302), princess of Aragona.
Violante Beatrice of Baviera (1673 – 1731), spouse of Ferdinando de' Medici.
Violante Bentivoglio (1505 – 1550), marchesa, spouse of Caravaggio and contessa, spouse of Galliate.
Violante Bentivoglio, last lady of Rimini and spouse of Pandolfo IV Malatesta.
Violante of Monferrato, from the Aleramici family (1274 – 1317), princess of Monferrato and spouse of Andronico II di Bisanzio.
Violante from Montefeltro (1430 – 1493), spouse of Domenico Malatesta Novello and lady of Cesena.
Violante Paleologa (1318 – 1342), contessa, leading the throne of Savoia, Aosta e Moriana.
Violante di Svevia (1233 – 1264), princess of Sicily.
Violante Placido (1976 - ), italian actress and singer, daugher of Michele Placido.
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