Choosing a baby name can be difficult. With so many options to search through, it’s hard to find the right one. It needs to fit your baby from childhood to adulthood. It needs to have meaning. It needs to be unique.
There’s no better place to look for a name that meets these standard than in the colors that bring vibrance to our world. “Color is a power that directly influences the soul,” said Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. In the form of a first name, color can have an even more powerful influence on the soul.
Some names based on colors are already very popular, such as Scarlett and Grayson. Here are 25 unique color names for boys and girls that will reflect your baby’s strength and personality.
This color is a brilliant red made from cinnabar powder (mercury sulfide). It’s also known as Chinese red and dates back to ancient history. It was symbolic of wealth and life in Europe and Asia and of fertility in India. The name can be spelled with either one or two l’s.
This primary color has a simple yet bold name. Red stands for numerous strong emotions, from love to anger to courage depending on the specific shade. It can be used for a girl or boy. Examples of people who go by just Red include Little Red Riding Hood from Once Upon a Time and Raymond Reddington from The Blacklist, both very strong characters.
This yellow-tinted green is the color of green olive fruit. The olive branch is a symbol of peace. This name is a great option if you like the name Olivia but want something less common. Another version is Olea, from the Latin name of the tree (olea europaea).
This bright color is in the pink family and is close to magenta. It comes from a plant named after a famous German botanist. It has an exotic sound to it, perfect for a little diva. The only drawback is the tricky spelling.
Cobalt is not only a dark blue color, but also an element on the periodic table. It’s often combined with other elements to form alloys with powerful properties. A good nickname for this scientific moniker is Coby.
If the name Sky is appealing to you but too hippie, then Cerulean is the perfect alternative. This Latin-based name is the color of a deep blue sky. Nickname ideas are Cera or Rue for a girl and Lean (rhyming with Ian) for a boy.
This color is the grayish green, similar to jade, found on Chinese pottery that has been glazed a certain way. The name supposedly comes from French literature and has been used for both boys and girls.
Burgundy is the color of the dark red wine made in the French territory of the same name. It can have hues of brown, purple, or black. It’s a very strong name great for a little one with a strong personality.
Bianca is a girl’s name that comes from the Italian word for white, which stands for purity, innocence, faith, and perfection. You can also choose the French version, Blanche, or the Spanish version, Blanca.
This reddish brown is usually associated with hair color, but it’s also a unique moniker that sounds like a shortened nickname for Audrey Hepburn. It originally meant off-white before shifting to the shade for which it’s now known.
This color is a lighter variation of cyan, like the color of pool water, and is the Latin word for water. It would be a perfect fit for a baby birthed in water or “en caul” (still in the amniotic sac).
What other colors would make cute baby names? Share them in the comments!