Color names

  1. Amber
    • Origin:

      Word name, English
    • Description:

      Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious Forever Amber heroine?). Unfortunately, it does come with the "Amber Alert" connotation for modern parents (and their children).
  2. Auburn
    • Origin:

      Color name
    • Meaning:

      "deep reddish-brown"
    • Description:

      With its rich aural relation to names like Aubrey and Audrey, this color name could be the next Amber, or Scarlett.
  3. Azure
    • Origin:

      English color name
    • Meaning:

      "sky blue"
    • Description:

      Azure is a colorful gender-neutral choice, currently used equally for baby girls and boys in the US. It refers to a specific shade of blue seen in a cloudless sky. Elon Musk recently revealed Azure to be the name of his daughter with Shivon Zilis, twin sister to Strider. While X and Y didn't stand a chance at greater popularity, parents may be inspired to use the name Azure following this celebrity endorsement.
  4. Beige
    • Origin:

      Color name
    • Description:

      Bland, and better for a girl besides.
  5. Black
    • Origin:

      Color name
    • Description:

      Unlike Rose and Blue, this color name is Not Ready for Prime Time.
  6. Bleu
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "blue"
    • Description:

      The middle name of the Travoltas' Ella, this French color alternative hasn't caught on with many other parents.
  7. Blue
    • Origin:

      Color name
    • Description:

      Blue suddenly came into the spotlight, as the unusual color name chosen by Beyonce and Jay-Z for their baby girl Blue Ivy. Blue is also a starbaby middle name du jour, used for both sexes in different spellings and forms, from John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Ella Bleu to Alicia Silverstone's Bear Blu. Dave 'The Edge' Evans named his daughter Blue Angel back in 1989.
  8. BRASS
    • BRONZE
      • Brown
        • Origin:

          Color and surname
        • Description:

          Most color names, like Scarlet and Violet, are definitely female, but not this one. Brown is as rich and warm as the tone it denotes, though we must admit the Italian version Bruno has more spark and substance.
      • Burgundy
        • Origin:

          French place-name; also color name
        • Description:

          It's a place. It's a wine. It's a color. -- no wonder trend-heavy Burgundy's been discovered as a name.
      • BYZANTINE
        • Cerise
          • Origin:

            French
          • Meaning:

            "cherry"
          • Description:

            Infinitely preferable to the tease-inspiring English version of the word.
        • Cerulean
          • Origin:

            Color name
          • Description:

            Cerulean is just beginning to be heard as a name. Though Cerulean works as a name for both genders; the fact that it's a majestic light blue makes it particularly appropriate for a boy.
        • Cherry
          • Origin:

            Fruit name
          • Description:

            With other fruity names like Clementine, Olive and Plum ripe for the picking, sweet Cherry remains remarkably underused: just 27 baby girls received the name in 2017, down from 343 at its peak in 1948. The unsavory slang meaning no doubt goes a long way towards explaining its fall from grace.
        • Cobalt
          • Origin:

            Color and nature name
          • Description:

            Even among the range of blue names on the current baby naming palette -- Blue itself, Azure, Cerulean, Teal, Aqua, Cyan, Indigo -- Cobalt remains the most unusual, not to mention the most masculine.
        • Cocoa
          • Origin:

            Color and food name
          • Description:

            Do everyone a favor and spell it Coco, an up-and-coming choice.
        • COPPER
          • Crimson
            • Origin:

              Color name
            • Meaning:

              "rich deep red"
            • Description:

              Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Johansson charm.
          • Cyan
            • Origin:

              English
            • Meaning:

              "greenish blue color"
            • Description:

              Cyan is a highly unusual blue-green color name, a classmate of Celadon and Cerulean. It does come with the homey nickname Cy.