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.
  • Teena

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  • Torsten

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  • Veda

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    A name with religious resonance, as the Vedas are the most sacred texts of Hinduism. Read More 

  • Velma

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    Out playing bridge with Thelma and Selma. Read More 

  • Venus

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    The name of a heavenly planet and the Roman goddess of beauty and love was an intimidating no-no until tennis champ Venus Williams put an athletic, modern spin on it.

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  • Vera

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    Vera was the height of exotic fashion in 1910, then was for a long time difficult to picture embroidered on a baby blanket. Now, though, some hip parents are beginning to quietly revive it along... Read More 

  • Verna

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    Verna may mean "springtime," but May or Spring is fresher. Read More 

  • Vivian

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    Vivian, once an elderly lady name, is on the rise, along with all form of names that mean life -- from Zoe to Eva to those who share the vivid Viv syllable. It's now at Number 98, its highest... Read More 

  • Waldo

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    Its jaunty o-ending makes this name more appealing than most of its Germanic brothers, and we hope we're beyond the constant response to his name being "Where's Waldo?" The weighty reputation of... Read More 

  • Walter

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    Walter was seen as a noble name in the Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott era, but it then spent decades in baby name limbo. Now quite a few independent-minded parents are looking at it as a... Read More 

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