100 Color Names for Your Baby

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There are plenty of places to come up with baby names, and colors are just as good of a place as any. Some parents love the way a baby name sounds and do not associate it with a color. Though other parents will find a baby name that is a color name and use it specifically for that reason. Perhaps because it goes with a baby's hair color, skin tone, or a parent's favorite color. The use of color names may also overlap into other genres, think of color names like Violet and Rose, that are also flower names.

Which came first the color or the flower?

Though there are also colors that leave you wondering, which family that they fit into. For example, is Apple a red name or a green name? Or perhaps you have a color that is such a mixture of colors you can't really determine which color family it really belongs to for all practical purposes.

Either way, baby names that have color origins are gaining in popularity, or have they ever really be unpopular? Having a baby boy using a color name may be the biggest rise in the use of these names as well and naming for boys has gotten more flexible as time has moved on.

As you look through these baby names, realize that they may or may not be unisex names.


  • Azure
  • Sky(e)
  • Bluebell
  • Bleu / Blu / Blue
  • Indigo
  • Nila / Nilah (Indian - Blue)
  • Livia (Latin "lividus" meaning "blue")
  • Wisteria (blue flower)
  • Linnea (small blue flower)
  • Iris (purple blue flower)


  • Crimson
  • Adam (man or to be red or red earth)
  • Clancy (red warrior)
  • Flann (red) or variations Flannigan or Flannery
  • Flynn
  • Ormond
  • Phoenix (dark red)
  • Radcliff (red cliff)
  • Raleigh (red clearing)
  • Reed
  • Roy (red king)
  • Ruaidhri (Rory - red king)
  • Rudyard (red yard)
  • Rufus (red hair)
  • Russell (little red one)
  • Red / Redd
  • Admon (red peony)
  • Alroy (red haired)
  • Earc (red)
  • Harkin (dark red)
  • Rowan
  • Garnet
  • Ruby
  • Shani (red)
  • Sienna (orange red)
  • Poppy (red flower)
  • Scarlett / Scarlet
  • Robin (red breasted bird)
  • Amber (reddish yellow)
  • Arvinda (red lotus)
  • Carnelian (a reddish gem)
  • Dimon (where it is red)
  • Roux (red)
  • Rowanne
  • Rose
  • Coral
  • Auburn (reddish brown)
  • Carmine (red - unisex)
  • Cerise (cherry)
  • Ginger
  • Pinky
  • Sienna
  • Mauve
  • Cherry
  • Sherry
  • Rusty
  • Cinnamon


  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Blaine (yellow)
  • Boyd (yellow)
  • Bowie (yellow)
  • Xanthe (yellow or fair hair)
  • Topaz
  • Amber (yellowish orange)
  • Saffron (Orangish yellow)
  • Xantha (yellow)
  • Alani (Hawaiian orange)
  • Maize
  • Marigold


  • Chloe (green shoot)
  • Cyan (greenish blue)
  • Chloris (green - Greek Goddess of Vegetation)
  • Irving (green water)
  • Midori (green)
  • Beryl (green)
  • Teal (greenish blue)
  • Giada (precious green stone)
  • Orin (little green one)
  • Olive
  • Ivy
  • Verne
  • Emerald
  • Hunter
  • Jade
  • Kelly
  • Fern
  • Forrest
  • Apple
  • Sage
  • Willow


  • Lavender
  • Violet
  • Heather
  • Lilac
  • Sigal (Hebrew - purple)
  • Burgundy
  • Amethyst
  • Iris (purple blue flower)


  • Slate (gray)
  • Dove
  • Steel
  • Sterling (silver)


  • Adwin (white)
  • Bianca
  • Bronwyn
  • Candice (white fire)
  • Crystal
  • Fiona
  • Gannon
  • Gavin (white hawk)
  • Gwen
  • Gwendolyn
  • Jennifer
  • Nola
  • Vienna
  • Ivory
  • Pearl


  • Bruno (brown)
  • Hazel (brown)
  • Coco / Cocoa
  • Mahogany
  • Cinnamon
  • Fawn
  • Ginger
  • Khaki
  • Tawny


  • Sunny
  • Jacinthe (orange stone)


  • Coral (pinkish)
  • Rose
  • Pinky


  • Ebony (black)
  • Onyx
  • Ash
  • Raven
  • Jet

These names are a lot of fun and can carry a variety meanings. Be fun and creative with color names. They can be a lot of fun and really help bring a lot of personality to an average name. Thing of name like Violet Ann or Grayson Todd. They stand out. That's exactly what people who choose color names are looking for in a baby name.

These are just some of the examples of baby names that you might consider. So if you are thinking about choosing a color based name for your next baby name, grab your box of crayons and grab a few colors!

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