Dark Baby Names

Expecting a baby with dark hair, or eyes, or skin, or simply looking for a name that means (or suggests) dark or black? Consider these baby names.

  • Kali

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cute name but be warned: Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, the fierce side of the goddess Devi. Read More 

  • Kerry

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Kerry is the name of one of the most beautiful and lush counties of Ireland was a seventies favorite. Related, updated versions might include Cerys and Keira.Read More 

  • Kiera

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Kiera entered the American popularity list in 1988 and has been slowly been making its way up the list, though lagging behind the alternate spelling Keira, largely due to the fame of actress Keira... Read More 

  • Kieran

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base. Strong and attractive, with a fashionable... Read More 

  • Krishna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Krishna, in Hindu tradition, was the human incarnation of the god Vishnu, a heroic figure representing love and joy--the familiar "Hare Krishna" is a chant to this deity.

    Although... Read More 

  • Layla

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A lovely musical name (remember the old Eric Clapton-Derek & the Dominos song?), Layla's seen a significant surge in popularity, partly through its kinship with hugely successful Kayla and partly... Read More 

  • Lonan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This name of several early Irish saints makes a nice Logan/Conan alternative. Read More 

  • Mahogany

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Dark, woody name that's a bit heavy for a little girl. Read More 

  • Melanie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Gone with the Wind inspired a generation of girls named Melanie, though it looks as though Scarlett will triumph in the end.

    Melanie was the name of two Roman saints of the... Read More 

  • Merle

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Originally a nickname for someone who loved to sing or whistle, Merle is even less masculine than Meredith. Read More 

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