Gender: Male Meaning of Colorado: "colored red" Origin of Colorado: Spanish place-name

Colorado Origin and Meaning

The name Colorado is a boy's name meaning "colored red".

More unusual than Dakota or Austin, Colorado conjures images of majestic mountains and windswept wilderness. Some will prefer the more preppy Aspen, but Colorado feels like the true explorer.

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Skittlewiddles Says:


I like a lot of things about this name. It invokes pleasant imagery, is spellable /pronounceable but fresh, strong, and it just sounds ruggedly handsome. My husband's and my first major trip together was out to Colorado. I don't know if that is a strong enough connection to use a place name.

Kailagood Says:


Colorado has always been in and out of the top name spot for us. My husbands late father's until we're cbg and even though we Dont wanna pass along his actual name the intials may work. But wet have a felicity and I'm not sure they go well together.

ambercat Says:


Has sort of a rugged western flavor and, speaking of flavor, some Mexican restaurants use it as a term for red sauce on a burrito as opposed to verde or chile verde for green sauce.

kpearl8 Says:


I'm from Colorado and I love my state, so I would consider this. I think it has a nice sound and cowboy flare :)