31 Regal Names That Mean Purple or Violet

31 Regal Names That Mean Purple or Violet

The color purple has historically represented royalty as purple dyes and cloth were rare and expensive and therefore mainly reserved for the upper classes of society. Parents often feel as though their child deserves to be treated like royalty because of the special place they hold in the family.

Your little prince or princess should have an equally royal name and while there are many options for names that mean princess, king, prince, etc., you might prefer a more subtle symbolism. Choosing a name that means ‘purple’ or is based on a shade of purple is a great way to achieve this.

Most of the names meaning ‘purple’ are based on colors that are various shades of purple. For example, Lavender, Lilac, and Violet; all lovely girls’ names. They are all shades of purple as well as the names of purple flowers.

For boys, Indigo and Tyrian are great options, and also based on shades of purple. Tyrian, a name popularized by the TV show, Game of Thrones, is historically a shade of purple dye used by the Phoenicians.

Amethyst

Meaning: A purple or violet gemstone
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Burgundy

Meaning: Purple shade
Origin: Franch
Gender: Boy

Calfuray

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Mapuche
Gender: Girl

Dhumra

Meaning: Smoke-colored, purple, or grey
Origin: Indian
Gender: Boy

Evolet

Meaning: Violet
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Fiala

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Czechoslovakian
Gender: Girl

Fialova

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Slovakian
Gender: Girl

Hyacinth

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Ibolya

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Hungarian
Gender: Girl

Indigo

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Iona

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Iris

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Jacinta

Meaning: Hyacinth or purple
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Jolanta

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Polish
Gender: Girl

Kovidar

Meaning: Purple orchid tree
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Boy

Lavender

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Lilac

Meaning: Purple Flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Morado

Meaning: Deep violet
Origin: Portuguese
Gender: Boy

Murasakino

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Phoenix

Meaning: Reddish-purple
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Porfirio

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Boy

Regem

Meaning: That stones or is stoned, purple
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Roxa

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Portuguese
Gender: Girl

Slate

Meaning: Purple-grey rock
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Sumire

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Temenuzhka

Meaning: Violet flower
Origin: Bulgarian
Gender: Girl

Tyrian

Meaning: Purple
Origin: Phoenician
Gender: Boy

Viola

Meaning: Violet
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Violet

Meaning: Purple Flower
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Wisteria

Meaning: Purple flower
Origin: Unknown
Gender: Girl

Yolanda

Meaning: Violet
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl