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Gender: Male Origin of Black: Color name

The name Black is a boy's name . Black and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Queen (BNG) Part Two".

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Unlike Rose and Blue, this color name is Not Ready for Prime Time.

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Famous People Named Black

Black, stage name of Colin Vearncombe, English punk singer-songwriter
Black Francis, stage name of Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, American singer of The Pixies
6lack (pronounced "Black"), stage name of Ricardo Valdez Valentine, American singer and rapper
Butler Black Hare, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina
James Black, Scottish pharmacist; winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine
Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black, American actor
Lucas York Black, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Black

Blackie Parrish, character on American soap opera "General Hospital," played by John Stamos
Black Jack, manga series and its title character
Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall, character in the Outlander series
Black, male player character in Pokemon black and white
"Black Beauty," novel/film about the title horse
Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff, female character in Marvel Comics
Black Sabbath, heavy metal band
Black, character in "Exam"
Jacob Black, character in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga
Sirius Black, character in "Harry Potter" series


Ship In A Bottle Says:


Black Francis is his stage name, he was born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV. Apparently Black Francis was a name that his father was saving in case he had another son. Anyway, to me he'll always be Frank Black.

B.B. Says:


Well, I've never heard of him...but that aside, you're right. I'm talking about the average, everyday kid in school.

cabosanmucus Says:


Black Francis hasn't been teased, but I guess because he's a rock star--so he's glorified.

beachbear Says:


He will be teased. There's no way he wouldn't be teased, no matter what race he is.

autumnreverie Says:


It's not offensive.

iipostmvh Says:


I think that for any "color name" to work, you must step outside the original box of 8 or so (at at least the first row)! ;-). Meaning red, brown white, yellow, black, purple, pink, and green just don't work. Apparently Blue does! Ha.

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Zelliew Says:


Black is a strange name

kiwipop Says:


In reality, no one in this world is black. There are only brown-skinned people.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


No, not ok. Not a good name. IMO.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


You can't be Sirius if you say you want to use this name.

raevynstar Says:


Two problems:
a) The Harry Potter reference
b) an outdated, mildly-offensive term for African Americans.
So try, I don't now, Sterling? It's kind of a color name because of the silver....

CocoWhite Says:


Sounds like a racial slur.