Dark Baby Names

Expecting a baby with dark hair, or eyes, or skin, or simply looking for a name that means (or suggests) dark or black? Consider these baby names.
  • Donahue

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    This genial Irish surname feels much more current than Donald. Read More 

  • Donovan

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    One of the first of the appealing Irish surnames to take off in this country, Donovan has long outgrown its "Mellow Yellow" association, which came via the single from a sixties singer-songwriter... Read More 

  • Douglas

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    Douglas, and more particularly its nickname, Doug, had a real romantic swagger in the 1950s and 1960s dating back to swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, but today is more likely to conjure up your... Read More 

  • Doyle

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    Dark horse Irish surname. Read More 

  • Duff

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    This somewhat boisterous Celtic name would be at home in a noisy pub or out walking on the moors. In Scotland, it was originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion. ... Read More 

  • Duncan

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    Duncan is jaunty, confident, and open, a Scottish royal name that's brimming with friendly charm and makes it into our golden circle of names that are neither too popular nor too strange. Duncan... Read More 

  • Dunstan

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    A two-syllable surname feel puts this name of an important English saint in the running -- though it could sound like a confused cross between Duncan and Dustin. Read More 

  • Ebony

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    Word name favored by African-American parents because of its connotations of blackness and beauty, trending down since the eighties. Read More 

  • Farrar

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    Recommended only if it's a family name, and then better in the middle position. Read More 

  • Jett

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    Aviation enthusiast John Travolta put this fast-paced name in the lexicon when he used it for his late son, and George Lucas followed suit. Read More 

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