Names That Mean Brown

  1. Bruno
    • Origin:

      Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "brown"
    • Description:

      It’s ok, we can talk about Bruno now!

  2. Sorrel
    • Origin:

      Botanical name and French
    • Meaning:

      "reddish brown"
    • Description:

      Sorrel is a gentle, amber-hued herbal and autumnal name that's used most often to describe the color of a horse. Sorrell is a variant spelling. Both make excellent names for autumn babies and can be used for either gender.
  3. Elm
    • Origin:

      English, German, Norse, Danish tree name
    • Meaning:

      "red, brown"
    • Description:

      Strong, straight, and leafy, one of the new tree names used mostly as middles.
  4. Roux
    • Origin:

      French From Latin
    • Meaning:

      "russet"
    • Description:

      Roux, a color name meaning russet or reddish brown, is a possible middle name for your little auburn-haired babe, though a post-Hunger Games child would more likely be called Rue. Roux is also a culinary term for a mixture of fat and flour used in French cooking to make sauces.
  5. Sorrel
    • Origin:

      Botanical name and French
    • Meaning:

      "reddish brown"
    • Description:

      A fragrant herbal and color name that could make a sensitive, distinctive choice.
  6. Copper
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "a reddish brown mineral"
    • Description:

      More unique than Cooper, and a favorite among pet parents. Copper was the loveable bloodhound from Disney's Fox and the Hound. Keep in mind that Copper is also slang for a policeman.
  7. Bruna
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "brown"
    • Description:

      Possibility for a dark-haired babe.
  8. Tawny
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "golden brown"
    • Description:

      Y-ending color adjectives like Tawny and Rusty are nowhere near as stylish as the more sophisticated Lilacs and Violets.
  9. Arun
    • Origin:

      Masculinization of Aruna, Sanskrit, Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "reddish brown"
    • Description:

      Arun is the common masculinization of the name Aruna, the Hindu god who drives the sun god Surya across the sky in his chariot. Aruna is also used as a female name.
  10. Baize
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "dark brown"
    • Description:

      This fabric word name would be a one-of-a-kind.
  11. Sorrell
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "reddish brown"
    • Description:

      Soft, amber-hued herbal and autumnal name that's used most often to describe the color of a horse. The proper spelling: Sorrel.
  12. Bruin
    • Origin:

      English or Dutch
    • Meaning:

      "bear or brown"
    • Description:

      Bruin is the Old English term for bear, taken from the Dutch word meaning brown. Bruin might be a sports fan's choice or an animal name in hiding. As a kind of hybrid of Roone and Bruno, it's definitely got some cool.
  13. Kiona
    • Origin:

      Native American
    • Meaning:

      "brown hills"
    • Description:

      Striking and accessible choice.
  14. Doon
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of word name Dune or Scottish surname
    • Meaning:

      "brown or dark"
    • Description:

      Photographer Diane Arbus named her daughter Doon, inspired by the sand dunes she walked among when pregnant. Used this way, Doon might be considered a nature name, a refashioning of the word dune. But Doon might also stem from the familiar Scottish surname Dunn or Dunne, which means brown or dark, originally used for a dark-haired person.
  15. Brina
    • Origin:

      Yiddish
    • Meaning:

      "brown"
    • Description:

      A name heard in the Jewish community and another addition to the color name list.
  16. Braun
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "brown"
    • Description:

      Has some highly unfortunate World War II associations.
  17. Morana
    • Origin:

      Slovak, Macedonian
    • Meaning:

      "brown haired"
    • Description:

      Morena is the goddess of seasonal rites and rebirth worshipped in Central Europe.
  18. Aruna
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit, Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "reddish brown"
    • Description:

      This colorful Sanskrit name belongs to the Hindu god Aruna, the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. Aruna can also be masculinized to Arun.
  19. Dunn
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "brown"
    • Description:

      Efficient feel.
  20. Sorrell
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "reddish brown"
    • Description:

      Soft, amber-hued herbal and autumnal name that's used most often to describe the color of a horse. The proper spelling: Sorrel.