Color Names for Babies

Using color names for babies started with Amber, then Rose drove the point home. Now color names have exploded beyond these once cool favorites to include hues from the obvious -- Violet and Scarlett -- to the most exotic, from Azure to Zinc. The full spectrum:
  • Greige

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Better on your living-room walls. Read More 

  • Hazel

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the... Read More 

  • Henna

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Reddish dye that sounds as if it could be a real name -- of the outdated, Old World, Yetta-Hedda variety.Read More 

  • Hyacinth

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a truly exotic flower name.

    In Greek mythology... Read More 

  • Indigo

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from... Read More 

  • Ivory

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Extremely attractive color name chosen by some African- Americans for its reference to the West African Ivory Coast; more commonly used for girls. Read More 

  • Jade

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    As cool as the precius green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in... Read More 

  • Jet

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    This super-charged variation of Jett is on the rise -- along with the unlikely newcomer Jetson.Read More 

  • Lavender

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Lavender lags far behind sweet-smelling purple-hued sister names Violet and Lilac, but is starting to get some enthusiastic attention from cutting-edge namers. It does have a history as a name,... Read More 

  • Lilac

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double 'l's, the fabulous fragrance it exudes, and the fact that it's a color name as well,... Read More 

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