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Color Names for Babies

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  • Hyacinth

    Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a truly exotic flower name.

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  • Indigo

    Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from... Read More 

  • Iolanthe

    Iolanthe is known primarily through the1882 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta of that name, in which the title character is a fairy. Iolanthe is a softer version of Yolanda, and is the kind of... Read More 

  • Ivory

    Extremely attractive color name chosen by some African-American families for its reference to the West African Ivory Coast; more commonly used for girls. Read More 

  • Jade

    As cool as the precious green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in... Read More 

  • Jet

    This super-charged variation of Jett is on the rise -- along with the unlikely newcomer Jetson.Read More 

  • Lavender

    Lavender lags far behind sweet-smelling purple-hued sister names Violet and Lilac, but is starting to get some enthusiastic attention from cutting-edge namers. It does have a history as a name,... Read More 

  • Lilac

    Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double 'l's, the fabulous fragrance it exudes, and the fact that it's a color name as well,... Read More 

  • Magenta

    Magenta is a vivid Crayola color name, that could make a vivid, colorful choice. It was named in 1859 after the Napoleonic Battle of Magenta, a town in Northern Italy.

    One of J.K.... Read More 

  • Mahogany

    Dark, woody name that's brings to mind rich panelling, beautiful colors and luxury.Read More 

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