Blonde Baby Names, from Aurelia to Xanthe
A name that is pure gold, as it means ‘the golden one’, the shimmering Aurelia is an ancient appellation going back to the Roman Empire—it belonged to the mother of Julius Caesar. It is beginning to shine again in the modern world—it’s currently at Number 833 in the US, and a much higher #39 on Nameberry. Aurelius is the male form.
- Aurelia is an ancient appellation going back to the Roman Empire—it belonged to the mother of Julius Caesar. It is beginning to shine again in the modern world—it’s currently at Number 833 in the US, and a much higher #39 on Nameberry. Aurelius is the male form." >
- Bianca, Blanche and Blanca—have the meaning of white, or fair. While Blanche feels a bit Golden Girls, the lively Shakespearean Bianca still has a lot of vitality and charm, ranking at Number 302." >
- Blake has a split personality, meaning both fair-haired and dark, so if you are naming a boy or a girl, a brunette or a blondie, this is a very safe choice. Current rankings are Number 75 for boys, 55 for girls. Cousin name Blane means yellow." >
- Bowie, which actually means blond, is a sudden success story (in tandem with distant cousin Bodhi) among celebrities, used by Zoe Saldana and fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff. Its most obvious connection is to David Bowie, which we consider a good thing." >
- Boyd. A Scottish name, it dates back to Robert, founder of the Scottish Boyds, who was nicknamed Buidhe—meaning yellow-- because of the color of his hair. Boyd ranked as high as Number 261 at the turn of the last century, but fell off the list completely in the early eighties." >
- Don’t be fooled if you still have memories of the campy TV Elvira, Mistress of the Dark—Elvira happens to be a perfect blonde name, meaning white, fair. Elvira is one vintage name yet to be rediscovered—it was a Top 500 name well into the 1940s, but hasn’t been heard from for more than three decades. Any takers?" >
- Fin-family of names, which all derive from the Celtic Fionn and contain an allusion to ‘fair, white’, you can take your pick: Finn, Finlay/Finley (fair hero), Finnegan (little fair-haired), Finian/Finnian, and for the girls, Fionnuala and Finula. All attractive names with an appealing Irish brogue." >
- Roman clan name that means “golden, blond.” Found more often in novels than in real life, Flavia is also a major character in the video game, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and was borne by at least five saints." >
- Golda or Goldie. Golda is associated with Russian-born, one-time Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and Goldie with Goldie Hawn, who was named after a great-aunt. The brassy Goldie could be making something of a comeback—it’s been chosen recently by Ione Skye and shoemeister Steve Madden." >
- Gwyn and Gwen family have references to the word ‘white’. Gwyn is a male name in Wales, but for girls there are Gwynne, Gwendolen and Guinevere—whereas Gwyneth, meaning ‘luck, happiness’, is unrelated. Gwendolen is currently Number 586 on Nameberry, the Gwendolyn spelling is at 335, and Guinevere is #326." >
- Linus is ‘flax’, making it fitting for a flaxen-haired boy. Linus, once hindered by his association with the security blanket-dependent Peanuts character, has now moved beyond that, especially in several European countries where he’s in the Top 50. The new rage for s-ending boys’ names will help him here too." >
- Marigold, symbol of the Virgin Mary, has been seen on Downton Abbey and has appeared in several children’s books. It’s another name that has more fans on Nameberry than anywhere else, ranked at Number 439 by the berries. Other esoteric yellow flower names include Acacia, Daffodil and Jonquil." >
- Madeline West, who also has daughters Xalia and Xascha, and—putting the X at the end, her other kids are named Hendrix and Phoenix." >
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on January 23rd, 2015 at 1:26 am
I like Bianca.
on January 23rd, 2015 at 1:42 am
This was interesting, since i always pictured children named Bianca, Finn, Flavia and Xanthe to be brunette, if not dark-haired!
on January 23rd, 2015 at 3:30 am
Bianca, Aurelia, and Marigold are my favorites. I’d use those stunners today!
on January 23rd, 2015 at 5:22 am
I love Aurelia, Marigold and Xanthe and would happily use them.
Finn is great, and Linus is lovely too.
on January 23rd, 2015 at 7:36 am
Blake is actually #550 for a girl (you left off the final “0” – did you do that intentionally to make it seem more popular for girls?).
on January 23rd, 2015 at 11:10 am
I like Bianca, Blanche, Aurelia, and Linus. I know adults named Boyd and Aureliano.
on January 23rd, 2015 at 11:14 am
I love fair-hair names! My daughters are both blond. Wanted to name the youngest Xanthe but it was vetoed by my husband. I also like Gannon (fair skinned, fair haired) and Kennon (descendant of the fair ones) for boys.
on January 23rd, 2015 at 1:47 pm
@amidala01, Me too! I’ve always pictured Bianca as a brunette lol!
I love Aurelia, Bianca, Bowie, Boyd, Elvira, Finn, Gwyn, Linus, and Marigold!
on January 23rd, 2015 at 2:54 pm
I love Aurelia, Marigold (and Chrysanthe), Xanthe, Elvira, Flavia, and Finn. I also like Guinevere, Gwendolen, Jenna, Ginevra, and Ginny. Not that any of my future kids will have much of a chance at all of being blond/fair! XD
on January 24th, 2015 at 6:50 am
Personally I think Ingrid should have been top of this list, meaning ‘fair, beautiful’ it’s a gorgeous name for a blonde girl.
on January 25th, 2015 at 10:54 am
I like Gwyn (for a boy), and adore Finn and Marigold! If for some reason I couldn’t use Mary or Rosemary, I would use Marigold in the blink of an eye, and not necessarily only for a blondie.
on January 25th, 2015 at 9:59 pm
Yay Linus!! My tow-headed Linus Roman is 17 months and I can’t imagine him being anything BUT Linus. I wavered when we first chose the name, but it fits him perfectly.
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