Baby Blue Girl Names

August 4, 2016 Abby Sandel

Blue became the go-to color for boys sometime in the early twentieth century. But ever since Beyonce and Jay-Z named their daughter Blue Ivy in 2012, names in the hue of blue seem just right for our daughters, too. Red Ruby and Scarlett top the list of color names for girls in 2016, but some of these, from icy Alice to loyal True, might be the next wave of rainbow-inspired appellations.


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.”

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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at

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