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.
  • Merl

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  • Meta

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  • Miles

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    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including... Read More 

  • Millie

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    Millie is fashionable again in England and Wales, where it's Number 26, and especially in Scotland where's it's reached Number 10. In the USA it's a winner with parents who like the offbeat,... Read More 

  • Mona

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    Mona had more than a moment in the sun, peaking in 1950 at Number 230 but falling off the Top 1000 completely in the late 1980s. Its similarity to the word "moaner" undercuts the appeal of its... Read More 

  • Monte

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    Monte, pronounced with two syllables as brother Monty, is an old-fashioned nickname-name that's reclaiming a certain amount of dash and charm.Read More 

  • Morgan

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    Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name whose most notable female antecedent is Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister and a famed sorceress in Arthurian legend. In this country,... Read More 

  • Nita

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    Although heard in several cultures, it still feels somewhat flimsy. Read More 

  • Noel

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    Noel, the French word for Christmas has been given to both boys and girls born on that holiday since the Middle Ages. For girls it's often spelled Noelle.Read More 

  • Noll

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