Color Names for Babies

Using color names for babies started with Amber, then Rose drove the point home. Now color names have exploded beyond these once cool favorites to include hues from the obvious -- Violet and Scarlett -- to the most exotic, from Azure to Zinc. The full spectrum:

  • Turquoise

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Turquoise is similar in hue to Aqua, which is one of the cool new color names on the palette. Other blue-hued options: Cerulean, Cyan, Indigo, or Blue itself.Read More 

  • Umber

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Conjures up the rich brown colors of raw and burnt umber, but it may be too close to girls' Amber. Read More 

  • Vermilion

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This vivid reddish orange color name is an undiscovered possibility -- kind of a female equivalent of Cerulean for boys. Read More 

  • Violet

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Violet is soft and sweet but far from shrinking. The Victorian Violet, one of the prettiest of the color and flower names, was chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck,... Read More 

  • Viridian

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Unusual and beautiful blue green color and name possibility, a la Cerulean. Read More 

  • Xanthene

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A yellowish chemical compound that produces fluorescent dyes ranging from bright yellow to hot pink to flaming red -- but as a name sounds glaringly sci-fi.Read More 

  • Zinc

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Extreme cool possibilities in either of these modern categories, like a postmodern Linc. Read More 

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