Unusual Colour Names

  1. Azuline
    • Claret
      • Origin:

        Color name, also Bordeaux wine
      • Description:

        Rich purplish red color choice that may gain favor along with Claire, though the wine connection can't be ignored.
    • Isabelline
      • Origin:

        Variation of Isabella and color name
      • Description:

        With the popularity of Isabella, you might think of Isabelline as a further elaboration -- though it would be the definition of gilding the lily. But Isabelline is also a color, an amorphous pale yellow-gray-cream most often seen in horses' coats or birds' plumage.
    • Ibis
      • Jacinthe
        • Mazarine
          • Origin:

            French color name
          • Description:

            Mazarine is a deep blue color also used as a first name in honor of Cardinal Mazarin, a leader of France in the 17th century. As a first name, Mazarine is as charming as it is unusual.
        • Meline
          • Modena
            • Primrose
              • Origin:

                English flower name
              • Meaning:

                "first rose"
              • Description:

                A quaint and quirky flower name, until recently considered a bit too prim for most American classrooms but brought back to life in recent years by the attractive character of Primrose "Prim" Everdeen in the Hunger Games series. In the Top 300 girl names in England and Wales and on Nameberry, Primrose remains rare in the US, but is made more accessible by a raft of sweet nickname options, including Rosie and Posy.
            • Piceous
              • Rufous
                • Sable
                  • Origin:

                    English
                  • Meaning:

                    "animal name"
                  • Description:

                    Sable is often associated with the Dynsaty soap opera, but it is actually a type of animal historically hunted for its fur. Sable is also used as a word for a warm, rich black color. Both associations carry hints of luxury.
                • Saffron
                  • Origin:

                    Spice name
                  • Description:

                    Spice names are increasingly appealing to the senses of prospective parents; this one, belonging to a precious spice derived from the crocus has a vaguely orange-scented-incense sixties feel.
                • Sage
                  • Origin:

                    Herb name and also Latin
                  • Meaning:

                    "wise and knowing"
                  • Description:

                    Fits many criteria sought by modern parents: it's short and strong, with intimations of wisdom as well as fragrant herbal properties. At this point, Sage is given about a third of the time to boys.
                • Sorrel
                  • Origin:

                    Botanical name and French
                  • Meaning:

                    "reddish brown"
                  • Description:

                    A fragrant herbal and color name that could make a sensitive, distinctive choice.
                • Sarcoline
                  • Topaz
                    • Umber
                      • Origin:

                        Color name
                      • Description:

                        Conjures up the rich brown colors of raw and burnt umber, but it may be too close to girls' Amber.
                    • Viridian
                      • Origin:

                        English
                      • Meaning:

                        "blue green color"
                      • Description:

                        Unusual and beautiful blue green color and name possibility, a la Cerulean.
                    • Whey