Gender: Female Origin of Blue: Color name

Blue Origin and Meaning

The name Blue is a girl's name of English origin.

Blue suddenly came into the spotlight, as the unusual color name chosen by Beyonce and Jay-Z for their baby girl Blue Ivy. Blue is also a starbaby middle name du jour, used for both sexes in different spellings and forms, from John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Ella Bleu to Alicia Silverstone's Bear Blu. Dave 'The Edge' Evans named his daughter Blue Angel back in 1989.

Blue is the heroine of the trendy Marisha Pessl novel Special Topics in Calamity Physics.

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MariposaButterflyaway Says:


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indiefendi2 Says:


My guilty pleasure. Maybe I'd use it as a nickname.

jaz.fortune Says:


I definitely like this as a middle name, it is too out there for me as a first name. I do prefer this name for a boy more than a girl but I don't think this is an awful name for a girl, Ella Bleu is a very pretty name for a girl. I think it adds an edge to a girl or boy name.

nipnerb Says:


Maybe, as a first name, if your feeling poetic, it's nice to see a name that goes agains gender stereotypes. But don't use this as a middle name. Especially if the baby's last name can also be first name. Don't ask. You know what I mean.

raffertymann Says:


My sister's middle name is Blue. I think it makes a charming middle name choice, but it doesn't have the weight to be a first name. Imagine putting Blue at the top of a resume?

eveyalecia Says:


WOW. First of all, color names are used all the time-- what about Violet, Indigo, Rose? And blue is NOT only "supported on a male"... that's ridiculous. Did you know that prior to the 1940s, little baby girls were wrapped in blue blankets and boys were wrapped in pink? I don't have strong feelings either way about this name, but seeing it on a little boy or girl wouldn't make me cringe-- believe me, I've seen much worse.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Hey, people use other color names so why not? I'd stick Blue in the middle, though. And probably don't use it next to another color/word name, because it will sound too descriptive! (Blue Brown is not cool!)

summerrae Says:


Only if you're prepared for the "Why so blue?" puns.

Honoria Says:


If you wouldn't name a boy Pink then why on Earth would you name a girl Blue? Not only that but, unlike Beyonce and Jay-Z, most of us are NOT celebrities and, as such, we do not have millions of dollars to shield our non-celebrity baby Blue girls from the harshness of reality. Hell, I wouldn't even give this name to a boy, but at least the colour would be supported on a male...