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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.
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  • Kali

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    Cute name but be warned: Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, the fierce side of the goddess Devi.  Read More 

  • Kerry

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    Kerry is the name of one of the most beautiful and lush counties of Ireland was a seventies favorite. Related, updated versions might include Cerys and Keira. Read More 

  • Kiera

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    Kiera entered the American popularity list in 1988 and has been slowly been making its way up the list, though lagging behind the alternate spelling Keira, largely due to the fame of actress Keira ... Read More 

  • Kieran

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    Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base. Strong and attractive, with a fashionable Iri... Read More 

  • Krishna

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    Krishna, in Hindu tradition, was the human incarnation of the god Vishnu, a heroic figure representing love and joy--the familiar "Hare Krishna" is a chant to this deity. Although Krishna is assoc... Read More 

  • Layla

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    A lovely musical name (remember the old Eric Clapton-Derek & the Dominos song?), Layla's seen a significant surge in popularity, partly through its kinship with hugely successful Kayla and partly b... Read More 

  • Lonan

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    This name of several early Irish saints makes a nice Logan/Conan alternative.  Read More 

  • Mahogany

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    Dark, woody name that's a bit heavy for a little girl.  Read More 

  • Melanie

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    Gone with the Wind inspired a generation of girls named Melanie, though it looks as though Scarlett will triumph in the end.  Read More 

  • Merle

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    Originally a nickname for someone who loved to sing or whistle, Merle is even less masculine than Meredith.  Read More 

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