Color name

Magenta Origin and Meaning

The name Magenta is a girl's name of Italian origin.

Magenta is a vivid Crayola color name, that could make a vivid, colorful choice. It was named in 1859 after the Napoleonic Battle of Magenta, a town in Northern Italy.

One of J.K. Rowling's imaginative Harry Potter name creations, it was attached to Magenta Comstock, an experimental artist whose portrait eyes would follow the viewer around and out of the room. There are also characters named Magenta in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and on the Nickelodeon show Blue's Clues, for an artistic puppy who loves to draw.

Magenta is a deep purplish-red color, somewhat similar to Fuchsia--an equally original option.

Famous People Named Magenta

  • Kierin Magenta Kirby aka Lady Miss KierAmerican singer and DJ

Magenta in Pop Culture

  • Magentaa female dog on kid's series "Blue's Clues"
  • Magentacharacter in film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
  • Magentacharacter in film "Sky High"
  • Magenta Forchettecharacter from "This Golden Land," by Barbara Wood
  • Magenta aka Frances "Frankie" Kanecharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • MagentaItaly