Baby Blue Girl Names
Storybook Alice is also a shade of blue. It’s not inspired by Wonderland, though. Instead, Alice Blue was former First Daughter Alice Roosevelt’s favorite shade. Just seventeen when her father Theodore took office, she quickly became a fashion icon. Her signature icy blue color sparked a trend and inspired the popular song “Alice Blue Gown.”
- Alice is also a shade of blue. It’s not inspired by Wonderland, though. Instead, Alice Blue was former First Daughter Alice Roosevelt’s favorite shade. Just seventeen when her father Theodore took office, she quickly became a fashion icon. Her signature icy blue color sparked a trend and inspired the popular song “Alice Blue Gown.”" >
- Azure is the color of the sky on a clear summer’s day, and a glamorous place name, thanks to the French Riviera – also known as the Côte d'Azur. The French coast takes its name from the color of the Mediterranean. Rare as a first name, Azure was given to just 35 girls - plus 16 boys - last year. An additional 29 girls were named Azura." >
- Isabelle and Annabelle, mix in a healthy dose of Lily and Rose, and Bluebell is the result. A symbol of constancy and gratitude, it was once believed that wearing a wreath of bluebells meant you could only speak the truth. Spice Girl Geri Halliwell named her daughter Bluebell in 2006, but it has yet to catch on." >
- Brandeis, Cambridge and Yale all have shades of blue bearing their names. But Carolina Blue – associated with the University of North Carolina – is the most wearable of the bunch. A romance language spin on Caroline, it is heard throughout the Spanish-speaking world and has appeared in the US Top 1000 nearly every year." >
- Indigo puts the I in Roy G. Biv, a color between blue and violet. Originally used to refer to a blue dye imported from India, Indigo was given to 119 girls and 50 boys last year, including actor Rider Strong’s son, Indigo Baretto. It’s a modern, unisex option with musical overtones, thanks to Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo” and folk rockers the Indigo Girls." >
- Indigo, Iris falls somewhere between blue and purple. Iris fits in with so many trends: it’s a goddess name, a nature name, and a color name, too. A favorite in the early twentieth century, Iris is poised to be even more popular a century later. Jude Law and Sadie Frost have an Iris; so do Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann." >
- Liberty brings to mind the colors red, white, and blue, but especially blue. That’s because Liberty Blue refers to a line of blue and white dinnerware sold in the 1970s and 80s, depicting scenes from American history. The patriotic name has appeared in the girls’ US Top 1000 every year from 1971 onwards." >
- Navy shares sounds with favorites like Ava and Ivy, so no surprise it is quickly gaining in use for girls. 116 newborn Navys arrived in 2015. The color navy blue comes from the uniforms traditionally worn by sailors. Singers Nivea and The Dream have a daughter named Navy Talia." >
- River is big for boys and girls in the US, and Océane has been stylish among French-speaking parents. And yet, nature name and shade of blue Ocean remains relatively rare in the US, given to just 80 boys and 65 girls in 2015. If you’re after an under-used, unisex possibility, Ocean is one to consider." >
- Messiah and Saint, continue to catch on. Lil’ Kim embraced the style for girls, naming her daughter Royal Reign in in 2014. Tradition holds that British millers created the royal blue dye for a dress for Queen Charlotte in the eighteenth century. The regal name has long been used for boys, but debuted in the US girls’ Top 1000 last year." >
- Ruby, Sapphire has seen some use for girls since the 1980s. The birthstone for September, it might be a logical choice for a daughter born in that month. On Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, Sapphire is one of several characters with jewel names – along with Ruby, Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl." >
- Sky blue is a popular color, but parents tend to favor the spelling Skye for their daughters - it ranks nearly 400 places higher in the current US Top 1000. The –e spelling might also refer to Scotland’s Isle of Skye. A handful of fictional characters answer to the name. Looking for something even rarer? The French Ciel and Spanish Cielo are also options." >
- True has never cracked the US Top 1000 for boys or girls. A short-lived supernatural drama called Tru Calling spelled the name without an e. Reality television series Sister Wives has given us Truely. But True Blue – the color worn by UCLA sports teams - seems like the most powerful of the possibilities." >
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on August 4th, 2016 at 11:29 pm
After our son, Indigo, was born I googled/wikipedia’d blue name ideas and came across Majorelle as my favorite for a future possible sister. A good friend recently commented that if we have a daughter we should name her Violet, not knowing I already have an idea. Others I like are Mazarine and Violaine.
on August 5th, 2016 at 10:58 am
@Orchid_Lover I love Mazarine. It is a gorgeous hue and a gorgeous library– what’s not to love?
on August 5th, 2016 at 1:19 pm
Love Mazarine as a hue especially but DH vetoed is saying it is too close to Nazarene
on August 7th, 2016 at 1:21 am
One of my favorite names ever since I was a kid is Cyan. Also one of my favorite colors
on August 18th, 2016 at 9:05 pm
Alice is such a wonderful name for a little girl. I’m not a fan of any of the other names though. They seem too obvious with the blue connection.
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