Names That Mean Red or Redhead

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by Pamela Redmond

Expecting a little redhead? Or maybe you love the color red or are expecting a baby born under one of the fire signs of the zodiac.

Names that mean red or redhead are led by Scarlett on the girls' side. Along with Scarlett, girl names meaning red or redhead in the US Top 1000 include Ruby, Rory, Rose and Poppy.

The most popular boy name meaning redhead is Adam. Along with Adam, other redhead boy names in the US Top 1000 include Jasper, Reed, Rory, Rowan, and Flynn.

Unique redhead names include Crimson and Clancy, Arusha and Sorrell. As well as the other redhead names on this list.

  • Adam

    The name Adam is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of the red earth". Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is not as popular as it once was and... Read More 

  • Akako

    The name Akako is a girl's name meaning "red". The color red was considered to have magical properties in early Japanese culture, with the power to cure blood and other illnesses. Pronounced... Read More 

  • Alhambra

    The name Alhambra is a girl's name of Spanish origin. The Alhambra, which means "red city," is in Granada, Spain. British writer Ali Smith used it for a character in her novel The... Read More 

  • Arusha

    The name Arusha is a girl's name meaning "red". The color red plays a prominent role in Hindu mythology, referring to the rising sun or the reddish horses of the "son of fire." Pronounced... Read More 

  • Blaze

    The name Blaze is a unisex name of English origin meaning "fire". A hot name, though perhaps not in the sense you want for your baby. About 20 times as many boys as girls were named Blaze in one... Read More 

  • Carmine

    The name Carmine is a unisex name of Latin origin meaning "vivid red". This traditional Italian name could have a whole new life when viewed as a color name. Read More 

  • Clancy

    The name Clancy is a unisex name of Irish origin meaning "red-haired warrior". Clancy, one of the original crossover Irish surname names, is as energetic and appealing as ever — full of... Read More 

  • Corcoran

    The name Corcoran is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "ruddy-faced". Corky was a sitcom moniker of the fifties, Corcoran a better fit for these times. Read More 

  • Crimson

    The name Crimson is a girl's name of English origin meaning "rich deep red". Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Gone With the Wind charm.Read More 

  • Derry

    The name Derry is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "like an oak". Merry but slight.Read More 

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