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:
  • Red

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Fiery but slight middle name choice; much more apt to be a redhead's nickname. Read More 

  • Roan

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    Warm-hued spelling spin on Rowan that was chosen by Sharon Stone for one of her three young sons.Read More 

  • Rose

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Rose, one of the old-time sweet-smelling flower names, has had a remarkable revival—first of all as a middle name—with parents (e.g., Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Eric Clapton, Ewan... Read More 

  • Roux

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    The dashing Johnny Depp character in "Chocolat." Roux is from a Latin word meaning russet or brownish red; it's also a cooking term for a mixture of flower and butter that forms the foundation of... Read More 

  • Ruby

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    Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, has definitely outshone the other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references.

    Ruby is an early rock classic --... Read More 

  • Russet

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Russell has gone away, but the more feminine Russet may move in to take his place.Read More 

  • Sapphire

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    Sapphire goes waaaaay beyond Ruby and Pearl. This September birthstone, occasionally used a century ago, might be worth a reappraisal, perhaps as a Sophie/Sophia alternative. Sapphire is the... Read More 

  • Scarlet

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The Scarlet spelling makes it less a name, less Gone With The Wind and Scarlett Johansson, and more the bright red color that inspired it in the first place.Read More 

  • Sienna

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The historic Tuscan city is spelled Siena, but the Sienna spelling, used by American-born English actress Miller, is rising even faster. Cable newsperson Campbell Brown chose Sienna for her... Read More 

  • Silver

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    This shimmery Age of Aquarius unisex flower child name is making a comeback, along with metal and gem names like Steel, Jade, and Ruby. Read More 

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