Film Noir Baby Names

Baby names drawn from film noir or "black film," the genre of Hollywood crime dramas that capture the suspenseful happenings of private eyes in distinct black and white form, tend to be dramatic and rooted in an earlier era. Here, our collection of film noir baby names.
  • Kitty

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This endearing nickname name is one Katherine pet form that predates all the Kathys and Katies, having been fairly common in the eighteenth century. With the current mini-craze for animal-related... Read More 

  • Lash

    Gender: M Love Dislike

  • Leona

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A top 100 name from 1896 to 1921, Leona reached as high as Number 72. Since then, Leona had seemed to be one of the most unfashionable of the pride of lion names, but singer Leona Lewis has done... Read More 

  • Leonora

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Its mellifluous sound makes Leonora--which has a rich history and a tie to the popular Leo names-- a keen possibility for revival.

    Leonora has the distinction of being three major opera... Read More 

  • Leslie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A Scottish place and surname that was once adrogynous but now leans about 20 to 1 toward the girls' side, Leslie has a pleasant, heathery feel that kept it in or near the Top 100 for several... Read More 

  • Lilah

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Lilah may be a simple spelling variation of Lila—or you might think of it as a shortening of Delilah or an Anglicization of the Hebrew Lilach, which means lilac. Whatever the root, it's a... Read More 

  • Lilith

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Lilith has been demonized since medieval times, with Jewish folklore portraying her as Adam's rejected first wife, who was turned into a hideous night demon for refusing to obey him. So, in spite... Read More 

  • Lola

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A hot starbaby name -- chosen by Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Lisa Bonet, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Carnie Wilson, and Annie Lennox, and used as the nickname of Madonna's Lourdes -- Lola... Read More 

  • Lucia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A lovely name, the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections, that used to be given to babies born as daylight was breaking.

    A variety of references include Santa Lucia, a... Read More 

  • Maxim

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Although often connected to the men's magazine title, Maxim is a chic and powerful name for a little boy. It proving moderately popular too, having been in the Top 1000 in the US for 14 years and... Read More 

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