Purple Heart (disambiguation)

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration.

Purple Heart may also refer to:


  • Purple Heart (Ethiopia), given to military personnel wounded during a war action
  • DEA Purple Heart Award, given by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Law Enforcement Purple Heart, a generic term to describe an American law enforcement medal
  • Texas Purple Heart Medal, given within the Texas Military Forces


  • The Purple Heart, a 1944 American war film starring Dana Andrews
  • Purple Hearts (film), a 1984 American war film starring Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd
  • Purple Heart (film), a 2006 American war film by Bill Birrell


  • The Purple Hearts (Australian band), a 1960s R&B and rock group
  • Purple Hearts (British band), a 1970s/1980s English mod revival group
  • Purple Heart, an album by Michael Callen, 1988
  • Purple Heart, an album by Plies, 2017
  • "Purple Heart", a song by Sabaton from Primo Victoria, 2005
  • "Purple Heart", a song by Dave from Psychodrama, 2019
  • "Purple Hearts (Soldier of Love)", a song by CeeLo Green from Heart Blanche, 2015


  • Peltogyne, genus of tropical deciduous trees, whose heartwood is sold under the name purpleheart or purple heart
  • Tradescantia pallida, purple-heart or purple queen, a spiderwort plant grown as an ornamental perennial

    Other uses

  • Purple Heart Trail, a highway name used in the United States
  • Purple Heart, a novel by Patricia McCormick
  • Purple Heart, a main character in the Hyperdimension Neptunia video game series
  • Purple Heart Memorial Bridge, in the Alexandria, Louisiana area
  • Dexamyl or "purple hearts", an obsolete antidepressant used as a recreational drug