Gender: Feminine
Origin: Estonian
Meaning: “violet; pansy.”

The name comes directly from the Estonian word, kannike, meaning “pansy; violet.”

The designated name-day is June 2nd.

Another form is Kanni.


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  2. http://online.ectaco.co.uk/main.jsp?do=e-services-dictionaries-word_translate1&status=translate&lang1=45&lang2=en&source_id=5598898

Orvokki, Orvo

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “violet; pansy.”
(ORR-vok-kee)Orvokki comes directly from the Finnish word for violet or pansy, another offshoot is Orvo. The designated name day is September 13th. To hear how the name is pronounced, go here: http://www.forvo.com/search/Orvokki/