"Indian dye"

Indigo Origin and Meaning

The name Indigo is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "Indian dye".

Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from plants native to India, is particularly striking for both girls and boys. Indigo is the name of a character in the Ntozake Shange novel Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo, and was used for his daughter by Lou Diamond Phillips.

Some cultural references: The Indigo Girls are a folk duo, 'Mood Indigo' is a classic Duke Ellington jazz composition, and there is a 1970's New Age theory that Indigo children possess special, sometimes supernatural abilities.

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Famous People Named Indigo

  • Indigo Samara Phillips (b. 2007)daughter of actor Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Indigo Packer (b. 2008)daughter of Australian business mogul James Packer and singer Erica Packer

Indigo in Pop Culture

  • Indigo "Indi" Walkera character on Australian soap opera "Home and Away"
  • Indigo DollCharacter in the Rainbow Brite series
  • Indigocharacter on TV's "Supergirl"
  • Indigo Downescharacter in "Mo' Better Blues"

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