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Blond, Brunette, and Redhead Baby Names

Blond, Brunette, and Redhead Baby Names

When I was expecting my first child, I wanted a name that meant “red” or “redhead” for a couple of unrelated reasons. First, I was looking for a name that referred to my maiden name Redmond, since the baby would have my husband’s last name. And I guessed (correctly) that we might be having a little redhead, since my hair is copper-y and my mother’s was bright red.

The name we chose for our daughter was Rory, one of many excellent names that either mean red or red-haired or connote the rich, bright color.

I was thinking of my own color-based name search when I created three of the newest lists on Nameberry: names for blond babies, brunettes, and redheads. Some of the choices are pretty straightforward while others make a sideways nod to the color: Jasper, a reddish stone, for a redhead, for instance, or Sable for a child with dark hair or skin.

Some of our favorites from the three groups:

REDHEAD BABY NAMES

Alhambra
Clancy
Crimson
Flannery

Jasper
Poppy
Reed
Roone
Rory
Rowan
Rufus
Sorrel

For more baby names for redheads, go here.

BLOND BABY NAMES

Alben
Aubrey
Blanca
Bowie
Finn
Flavia
Gaynor
Gwinn
Linnet
Linus

See all the blond baby names here.

DARK BABY NAMES

Blake
Bruno
Donovan
Duncan
Kali
Krishna
Lonan
Sable
Sullivan

Go here to see more baby names that mean dark.

Photo by Tanya Little.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.