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Gender: Female Origin of Magenta: Color name

The name Magenta is a girl's name of Italian origin. Magenta and is often added to lists like Color Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Magenta

Kierin Magenta Kirby aka Lady Miss Kier, American singer and DJ

Pop Culture References for the name Magenta

Magenta, a female dog on kid's series "Blue's Clues"
Magenta, character in film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Magenta, character in film "Sky High"
Magenta Forchette, character from "This Golden Land," by Barbara Wood
Magenta aka Frances "Frankie" Kane, character on TV's "The Flash"
Magenta, Italy


beachbear Says:


I was a Blue's Clues kid so it's hard for me to separate this from the pink puppy.

munro Says:


I truly love this name. There are so many options for nicknames! Gen,Genny, Maggie, Genta. I could call her my little Magpie. Such a sweet and adorable, underused name.

flora_kate Says:


I love the color, so Magenta has always been an on-and-off guilty pleasure name for me. I think it has some real potential among other color names like Scarlett or Blue.