Gender: Female Pronunciation: OAK-uh Meaning of Ochre: "pale yellow" Origin of Ochre: Greek

Ochre Origin and Meaning

The name Ochre is a girl's name meaning "pale yellow".

Ochre is an exceedingly rare name, found only a few times since the nineteenth century, and not showing up in any current data. Yet it means much the same thing as popular Sienna (another clay coloured with iron oxide) and sounds similar to fashionable Oakley. A strong earthy nature name that is both unusual and evocative.

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ceruleanstardust Says:


Very similar sounding to "ogre" - or is that just me?

FractalShadow Says:


I like this name, especially as a middle, and I think the color is pretty.

NaomiNY Says:


No, please, no, don't name your little girl this. It's the name of a not-so-nice-looking yellow-ish color.

oliviamcdonald Says:


It is pronounced oak-er.
It's an ugly yellow colour though and also Makes me think of the word mediocre.

beachbear Says:


I always thought this was pronounced like OAK-er. Apparently not. Please don't name your daughter a homophone for okra.