Gender: Male Origin of Red: Color name

Red Origin and Meaning

The name Red is a boy's name .

Fiery but slight middle name choice; much more apt to be a redhead's nickname.

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podsolnechnik13 Says:


Personally I prefer this name for girls.

Mary Thurlow Says:


This was my grandfather's name. I wish I had the courage to have named one of my boys Red. It is such a great name.

beachbear Says:


There's this American Idol/X-Factor video that ruined this name for me. Red was singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

katinka Says:


I like this more than Blue - it feels more laid-back and understated, somehow. Tobey Maguire plays a jockey called Red in "Seabiscuit"; I saw the film many years ago but I remember being pleasantly struck by his name. I think it was a nickname in the film, though.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Makes me think of Red Sharkey from Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer (Not a bad association-- Red's actually a pretty cool character).

Shishi Says:


This is sooo cute!