100 Color Names for Your Baby

Colorful Inspiration for Boy and Girl Names

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When you're thinking about baby names, you may turn to colors for inspiration. Colors can evoke emotions. You may relate it to your baby's hair color, skin tone, or your favorite color. It may be a color you love in nature or colors of a school, team, or flag.

Baby names that have color origins are gaining in popularity, with boy names seeing the biggest rise. This is in keeping with an increase in the variety of names for boys. Girls names like Violet, Olive, and Lily have long been popular, though for really interesting color-inspired names for both sexes are popping up.

In addition to color names from English, you can be inspired by the name representing a color in other languages. As you look through these baby names, realize that they may or may not be unisex names.

Blue

Blue often evokes a feeling of calm and visions of water, sea, and sky. But you may also be looking for a name for a baby with blue eyes. Consider these blue names.

  • Azure
  • Bleu, Blu, Blue
  • Bluebell: A blue flower
  • Iris: A purple-blue flower
  • Indigo
  • Livia (f), Livius(m): From the Latin "lividus" for blue
  • Linnea: A small blue flower
  • Nila, Nilah: An Indian (Sanskrit) word for "blue"
  • Sapphire
  • Sky(e)
  • Wisteria: A blue flower

Red

If your baby is a redhead, you may be looking for a red-inspired name. These have been popular in many languages, so you have a big list to browse. Red is a color evoking fire, sunrise, sunset, flowers, and gems. It can be associated with passionate emotions and is a popular team or school color.

  • Adam: A "man" or "to be red" or "red earth"
  • Admon: A red peony
  • Alroy: Red-haired
  • Amber: Reddish yellow
  • Arvinda: A red lotus
  • Auburn: Reddish brown
  • Carmine
  • Carnelian: A reddish gem
  • Cerise: A cherry
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Clancy: Gaelic for "red warrior"
  • Crimson
  • Dimon: Where it is red
  • Earc: Red
  • Flann: Gaelic for "red," or variations Flannigan or Flannery
  • Flynn: Related to Flann
  • Garnet: A red stone
  • Ginger
  • Harkin: Dark red
  • Mauve
  • Ormond: Related to Raudh, a Gaelic name meaning "red"
  • Phoenix: Dark red
  • Poppy: A red flower
  • Radcliff: A red cliff
  • Raleigh: A red clearing
  • Red, Redd
  • Reed: Old English referring to someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion
  • Robin: A red-breasted bird
  • Roux: From the French for "red"
  • Rowan, Rowanne: Related to the Gaelic Raudh
  • Roy: Gaelic, meaning "red king"
  • Ruaidhri, Rory: Gaelic, meaning "red king"
  • Ruby: A red gemstone
  • Rudyard: "Red yard"
  • Rufus: Red hair
  • Russell: French for "little red one"
  • Rusty
  • Scarlett, Scarlet
  • Shani: Hebrew for "red"
  • Sherry
  • Sienna: Orange-red

Pink

Pink-inspired names are generally reserved for girls. The present an image of sweet innocence and a very feminine demeanor.

  • Coral: A pinkish color
  • Heather: A shrub with pink or white flowers
  • Rose: A popular color for the flower
  • Pinky

Orange

Similar to red and yellow, the color orange makes one think of brightness, sunshine, and radiance. There may only be a few names inspired by this color, but they are fun.

  • Alani: Hawaiian for "orange"
  • Clementine: A citrus fruit
  • Jacinthe: An orange stone
  • Sunny

Yellow

Yellow evokes the sun, fields of grain, and blonde hair. Many of these names also reflect beautiful flowers.

  • Amber: Yellowish orange
  • Blaine: Gaelic for "yellow"
  • Boyd: Yellow
  • Bowie: Gaelic for "yellow" or "fair-haired"
  • Daffodil: A yellow flower
  • Maize; Referring to corn
  • Marigold: A yellow-orange flower
  • Saffron: An orangish yellow spice
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Topaz: A precious yellow stone
  • Xantha: From the Green for "yellow"

Green

Green is a vibrant color of growth. You may also consider it for a baby who has green eyes.

  • Apple
  • Beryl: A pale green precious stone
  • Chloe: Greek for "a green shoot"
  • Cyan: Greenish blue
  • Chloris: Greek Goddess of vegetation
  • Emerald: A green precious stone
  • Fern
  • Forrest
  • Hunter
  • Giada: Italian for "jade"
  • Irving: Scottish for "green water"
  • Ivy: A climbing plant
  • Jade: A green precious stone
  • Kelly: Yellowish green
  • Midori: Japanese for "green"
  • Orin: "Little green one"
  • Olive
  • Sage: A fragrant green herb
  • Teal: Greenish blue
  • Verne: Connections with nature in French and English
  • Willow

Purple

Purple hues evoke royalty and are also found in nature. They include many of the classic names for girls as well.

  • Amethyst: A quartz stone
  • Burgundy: Reddish purple
  • Iris: A purple-blue flower
  • Lavender: A purple herb
  • Lilac: A purple flower
  • Sigal: Hebrew for purple
  • Violet: A purple flower

Gray

Gray names can evoke esoftness or hardness.

  • Ash, Ashley: Referring to fire residue
  • Dove
  • Slate
  • Steel
  • Sterling

White

White names can evoke purity, clarity, or represent nature.

  • Bianca: Italian for "white"
  • Bronwyn: From the Welsh meaning "white"
  • Candice: "White fire"
  • Crystal
  • Fiona: From the Irish for "white" or "fair"
  • Gannon: Gaelic for "white
  • Gavin: A white hawk 
  • Gwen, Gwendolyn: Welsh for "white"
  • Ivory
  • Jennifer: Cornish version of Gwen
  • Nola
  • Pearl
  • Vienna: Origins in Roman and Celtic languages for "white"

Brown

You may be inspired by your child's eyes, hair, or complexion to give him or her a brown name.

  • Bruno: From the German for "brown"
  • Cinnamon: Reddish Brown
  • Coco, Cocoa
  • Fawn
  • Ginger: Reddish brown
  • Hazel: Brown
  • Khaki: Beige
  • Mahogany: Dark reddish brown
  • Tawny: From the Old French for "light brown"

Black

Black may also be inspired by coloration, and also by the night.

  • Ebony: "Black"
  • Jet, Jett
  • Onyx: A black gemstone
  • Raven: A black bird

A Word From Verywell

These names are a lot of fun and can carry a variety of meanings. You may want to check further for their origins, variations, and alternative meanings. Whether you think the name you give your baby will influence her personality or not, you can have a good story for how and why you chose the name. If you want more inspiration, check a big box of crayons or paint color swatches to find even more colorful names.

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