Film Noir Baby Names

Baby names drawn from film noir or "black film," the genre of Hollywood crime dramas that capture the suspenseful happenings of private eyes in distinct black and white form, tend to be dramatic and rooted in an earlier era. Here, our collection of film noir baby names.

  • Gilda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Gilda, although related to the words gold and gilded, has definitely tarnished. It once shimmered with the seductive image of Rita Hayworth in the torrid film Gilda, then was associated with the... Read More 

  • Gilly

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Gilly is a name that's popped up from time to time in different contexts: As a nickname for Gillian, for instance, and as the name of a town in Switzerland. But it's increasingly associated with... Read More 

  • Greta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Greta is an Old World name long tied to the exotic, iconic Garbo. Along with other Old Hollywood glamour names, Greta seems to be showing slight signs of a comeback; it was chosen by David Caruso... Read More 

  • Guy

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The name of the patron saint of comedians and dancers feels either too upper-crust English to most Americans, or else too everyman for their own little guy. Read More 

  • Hardy

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Hardy is a spirited and durable un-Germanic German surname that is starting to be used in this country.

    British fashion designer Hardy Amies (born Edwin) is its best known bearer, and... Read More 

  • Hatti

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Holiday

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine. Read More 

  • Ida

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Many vowel names stylish a century ago are coming back, and Ida seems like a possible, logical successor to Ada and Ava.

    A century ago, Ida was considered "sweet as apple cider," and... Read More 

  • Jojo

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sprightly and engaging nickname for human, full name for pet. Read More 

  • Kasper

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Initial change eliminates the ghostly aspect of the name. Read More 

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