100 Color Names for Your Baby

Inspiration for Your Child's Name Based on Colors

Newborn baby in blue
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Considering baby names, you may turn to colors for inspiration. Colors can evoke emotions and memories. 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 having the biggest rise. This is in keeping with an increase in the variety of names for boys.

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
  • Iris (purple-blue flower)
  • Indigo
  • Livia (Latin "lividus" for blue)
  • Linnea (small blue flower)
  • Nila / Nilah (Indian word for blue)
  • Sapphire
  • Sky(e)
  • Bluebell
  • Wisteria (blue flower)

Red and Pink

If your baby is a redhead, you may be looking for a red 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. It is also a popular team or school color.

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

Pink

  • Coral (pinkish)
  • Rose
  • Pinky

Orange

  • Jacinthe (orange stone)
  • Sunny

Yellow

Yellow evokes the sun, fields of grain, and blonde hair.

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

Green

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

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

Purple

Purple hues evoke royalty and are also found in nature.

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

Gray

Gray names can evoke softness or hardness.

  • Ash, Ashley
  • Dove
  • Slate
  • Steel
  • Sterling (silver)

White

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

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

Brown

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

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

Black

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

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

Using Color Names

These names are a lot of fun and can carry a variety 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 names.