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BLACK COLOR NAMES:

  • UNISEX:

    1. BRAITH: Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
    2. DELANEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
    3. LI (1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-; Hebrew: לִי): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "beautiful (fem)," 2) "black, dawn," 3) "logic, reason," 4) "plum," 5) "power, strength (masc)," 6) "stand." Compare with another form of Li.
    4. MERLE: English unisex name, derived from the Old French word merle, meaning "blackbird." It first came to public notice in the 1930s with the actress Merle Oberon, and is mostly given to girls.

    5. YAYAUHQUINahuatl unisex name meaning "black smoking mirror."

  • FEMALE:

    1. CEARA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciara, meaning "little black one."
    2. CEARRA: Variant spelling of English Ceara, meaning "little black one."
    3. CIARA: Feminine form of Irish Gaelic Ciarán, meaning "little black one."
    4. DAIYU (岱輿): Chinese name meaning "black jade."
    5. DAVINA: Feminine form of English Davin, meaning "little black one." Compare with another form of Davina.
    6. DUANA: Feminine form of English Duane, meaning "little black one."
    7. KALI (काली): Hindi myth name of the wife of Shiva, meaning "the black one" and "devourer of time." Compare with another form of Kali.
    8. KANIKA: Egyptian name meaning "black."
    9. KEARA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciara, meaning "little black one."
    10. KEIRA: Variant spelling of English Keara, meaning "little black one." 
    11. KIARA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciara, meaning "little black one."
    12. KIARRA: Variant spelling of English Kiara, meaning "little black one."
    13. KIERA: Variant spelling of English Kiara, meaning "little black one."
    14. KIERRA: Variant spelling of English Kiara, meaning "little black one."
    15. MALANDRA: Modern English compound name composed of Mal- ("dark, black") from Malinda, and Sandra "defender of mankind."
    16. MALINDA: Variant spelling of English Melinda, meaning either "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent."
    17. MELAENA: Latin form of Greek Melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
    18. MELAINA (Μέλαινα): Variant spelling of Greek Melaine, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
    19. MELAINE (Μελαινη): Greek name derived from the word, melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
    20. MELANIA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Melaena, meaning "black, dark." 
    21. MÉLANIE: French form of Latin Melaena, meaning "black, dark." 
    22. MELANIE: English form of French Mélanie, meaning "black, dark." 
    23. MELANY: Variant spelling of English Melanie, meaning "black, dark."
    24. MELINDA: Modern English compound name composed of Mel- (from Melissa ("sweet") or Melanie "black, dark") and Linda "serpent," hence "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent." 
    25. MELLONY: Variant spelling of English Melanie, meaning "black, dark." 
    26. MERLA: Feminine form of English unisex Merle, meaning "blackbird."
    27. MERLETTA: Feminine pet form of English unisex Merle, meaning "blackbird."
    28. MINDY: Pet form of English Melinda, meaning "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent." 
    29. SABLE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "black," as a heraldic color. It is sometimes confused with the mammal of the same name but which has brown fur, not black, and which has a different origin.
    30. SEVOUG: Armenian name meaning "black."
    31. SHYAMA (श्यामा): Feminine form of Hindi Shyam, meaning "black, blue."
    32. SHYAMALA (श्यामला): Feminine form of Hindi Shyamal, meaning "black, blue."
  • MALE:

    1. ADHAM (ادھم): Arabic name meaning "black."
    2. BLAKE: Old English byname for a person having unusually dark or light hair or skin. It later became a surname then a popular forename. It comes from two Old English words: 1) bl�c "black," and, 2) blāc "white." It can therefore mean either "black" or "white." 
    3. CARRAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciarán, meaning "little black one." 
    4. CATAHECASSA: Native American Shawnee name meaning "black hoof."
    5. ČERNOBOG: Czech form of Russian Chernobog, meaning "black god." In Slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").
    6. CHAM (חָם): Hebrew name meaning "blackness" or "heat." In the bible, this is the name of Noah's second son. The Anglicized form is Ham.
    7. CHERNOBOG (Чернобог): Russian form of Slavic Crnobog, composed of the elements cherno "black" and bog "god," hence "black god." In Slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").
    8. CHOGAN: Native American Algonquin name meaning "blackbird."
    9. CIAR: Old Gaelic name derived from the word ciar, meaning "black."
    10. CIARÁN: Irish name composed of Gaelic ciar "black" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little black one."
    11. CIARDHA: Gaelic name derived from the word ciar, meaning "black, dark."
    12. COLA: Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Old Norse Kolr, a byname for a dark, swarthy person, meaning "black, coal."
    13. COLBY: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old Norse elements kolr "black, coal" and býr "settlement," hence "coal settlement."
    14. COLE: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English Cola, meaning "black, coal." This name is also sometimes used as a pet form of Nicholas, meaning "victor of the people."
    15. CRNOBOG: Variant form of Russian Czernobog, meaning "black god." In mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").
    16. CUSH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Kuwsh, meaning "black," i.e. "Ethiopian." In the bible, this is the name of a land and its people. It is also the name of a Benjamite and the son of Ham and grandson of Noah.
    17. CZERNOBOG (Чернобог): Russian form of Slavic Zherneboh, meaning "black god."
    18. DAVEN: Variant spelling of English Davin, meaning "little black one." Compare with another form of Daven.
    19. DAVIN: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhín "descendant of Duibhín," hence "little black one."
    20. DEWAYNE: Elaborated form of English Dwayne, meaning "little black one."
    21. DOUG: Short form of English Douglas, meaning "black stream."
    22. DOUGAL: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dubhghall, meaning "black stranger." 
    23. DOUGIE
      1. Pet form of English Douglas, meaning "black stream."
      2. Pet form of English Dougal, meaning "black stranger." 
    24. DOUGLAS: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Dùbhghlas, meaning "black stream."
    25. DOYLE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dubhghall, meaning "black stranger." 
    26. DUANE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dubhán, originally a byname from a diminutive of Gaelic dubh, meaning "little black one."
    27. DUBHÁN: Irish Gaelic name, originally a byname, composed of dubh "black" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little black one."
    28. DUBHALTACH: Irish Gaelic name, probably composed of the elements dubh "black" and fholtach "-haired," hence "black-haired."
    29. DUBHDARA: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements dubh "black, dark" and dara "oak," hence "black oak." 
    30. DUBHGHALL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements dubh "black, dark" and gall "stranger," hence "black stranger." This is said to have been a byname applied to the Danes, in contrast to the fair Norse settlers of Norway and Iceland.
    31. DÙBHGHLAS: Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements dùbh "black, dark" and glas "stream," hence "black stream."
    32. DUBHSHLÁINE: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and slán "challenge, defiance," hence "black challenger."
    33. DUDLEY: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dara "oak," Dubhdara "black oak," and Dubhaltach "black-haired." Compare with another form of Dudley.
    34. DUFF
      1. Scottish name derived from the Gaelic byname dùbh, meaning "black, dark." 
      2. Short form of English Duffy, meaning "black peace."
    35. DUFFY: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe "son of Duibhshíth," hence "black peace."
    36. DUGAL: Variant spelling of English Dougal, meaning "black stranger." 
    37. DUGALD: Variant form of Scottish Dùghall, meaning "black stranger."
    38. DÙGHALL: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Dubhghall, meaning "black stranger."
    39. DUIBHÍN: Gaelic byname meaning "little black one."
    40. DUIBHSHÍTH: Old Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements dùbh "black" and síth "peace," hence "black peace."
    41. DUNSTAN: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the elements dun "black, dark" and stan "stone," hence "black stone" or "dark stone."
    42. DWANE: Variant spelling of English Dwayne, meaning "little black one."
    43. DWAYNE: Variant spelling of English Duane, meaning "little black one."
    44. FEIREFIZ: In the German Arthurian epic poem, Parzival, Sir Percival has a mulatto half-brother, Feirefiz, meaning "black and white son," whom he meets near the end of the poem. During a fight with Feirefiz, Percival's sword breaks, but Feirefiz does not slay him. As they are talking, they learn that they both have the same father.
    45. FERRER: From a Catalan occupational surname meaning "blacksmith." Once popular with Catholics who gave the name in honor of the Valencian saint Vicente Ferrer.
    46. HAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Cham, meaning "blackness" or "heat." In the bible, this is the name of Noah's second son. 
    47. KALI (काली): Hindi myth name of the wife of Shiva, meaning "the black one" and "devourer of time." Compare with another form of Kali.
    48. KEMOSIRI: Egyptian name meaning "black Osiris."
    49. KIARAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciarán, meaning "little black one."
    50. KIERAN: Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
    51. KIERON: Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
    52. KISHAN: Modern form of Hindi Krishna, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    53. KISHEN: Variant spelling of Hindi Kishan, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    54. KISTNA: Variant form of Hindi Krishna, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    55. KOLR: Old Norse byname for a dark-complexioned person, derived from the word kolr, meaning "black, coal."
    56. KOLUR: Icelandic form of Old Norse Kolr, meaning "black, coal."
    57. KRISHNA (कृष्ण): Hindi myth name of an incarnation of Vishnu, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    58. KRSNA (कृष्ण): Original form of Hindi Krishna, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    59. KUSH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Kuwsh, meaning "black," i.e. "Ethiopian." 
    60. KUWSH (כּוּשׁ): Hebrew name meaning "black," i.e. "Ethiopian." In the bible, this is the name of a land and its people. It is also the name of a Benjamite and the son of Ham and grandson of Noah. The Anglicized form is Cush.
    61. KYRAN: Variant spelling of English Kieran, meaning "little black one."
    62. LONÁN: Irish name composed of the Gaelic word lon "blackbird" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little blackbird."
    63. NERO: Roman name, possibly meaning "black." Compare with another form of Nero.
    64. NIGELLUS: Latin form of Norman French Nihel "champion," but sometimes used as a diminutive form of the word niger "black," thus "little black one."
    65. PIRAN: Proto-Celtic form of Irish Ciarán, meaning "little black one." In use by the Cornish.
    66. RAMA (राम): Hindi myth name of a hero of the Ramayana, meaning "black, dark" or "darkness." Compare with another form of Rama.
    67. RAMAKRISHNA (रामकृष्ण): Hindi compound name composed of the names Rama "black, dark" or "darkness" and Krishna "the black/blue."
    68. SEVAG: Armenian name meaning "black-eyed."

    69. SHYAM (श्याम): Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit element syama, meaning "black, blue." In mythology, this is a name belonging to Krishna.

    70. SHYAMAL (श्यामल): Variant spelling of Hindi Shyam, meaning "black, blue."

    71. SIAVASH (سیاوش): Variant spelling of Persian Siyavash, meaning "possesses black stallions." In the ancient epic poem Shahnameh, this is the name of a king, the son of Shah Kavakhous, a Shah of the Pishdak Dynasty.

    72. SIYAVASH (سیاوش): Persian name meaning "possesses black stallions." In the ancient epic poem Shahnameh, this is the name of a king, the son of Shah Kavakhous, a Shah of the Pishdak Dynasty.

    73. SUCKI: Native American Algonquin name meaning "black."

    74. TJERNOBOG: Danish form of Slavic Crnobog, meaning "black god." In Slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").

    75. TLILPOTONQUI: Nahuatl name meaning "feathered in black."

    76. TŠERNOBOG: Finnish form of Slavic Crnobog, meaning "black god." In Slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").

    77. TUCSON: Modern English name derived from the name of a city in Arizona, from the Spanish form of O'odham Cuk Son, meaning "black base."

    78. ZERNEBOG: Variant form of Russian Czernobog, meaning "black god."

    79. ZHERNEBOH: Slavic name meaning "black god." 

BLUE COLOR NAMES:

  • UNISEX:

    1. AOI (1-, 2-): Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "blue" or 2) "hollyhock."

    2. INDIGO: English unisex name, derived from vocabulary word indigo, from Greek indikon, meaning "blue dye from India." 

  • MALE:

    1. GORLASSAR: Old Welsh epithet belonging to Uther Pendragon, possibly meaning "above the blue" or "higher than the sky."
    2. GORLOIS: French Arthurian legend name of Igraine's first husband, the Duke of Cornwall, before she married Uther Pendragon. The name may have been derived from Gorlassar, an Old Welsh epithet belonging to Uther, possibly meaning "above the blue" or "higher than the sky."
    3. HINTO: Native American Dakota name meaning "blue."
    4. KHAJAG: Armenian name meaning "blue-eyed."
    5. KISHAN: Modern form of Hindi Krishna, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    6. KISHEN: Variant spelling of Hindi Kishan, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    7. KISTNA: Variant form of Hindi Krishna, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    8. KRISHNA (कृष्ण): Hindi myth name of an incarnation of Vishnu, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    9. KRSNA (कृष्ण): Original form of Hindi Krishna, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
    10. MATLALIHUITL: Nahuatl name meaning "blue-green feather."
    11. ODELL: English surname transferred to forename use, from a place name composed of the Old English elements wad "woad (a plant yielding blue dye)" and hyll "hill," hence "woad hill."

    12. RAMAKRISHNA (रामकृष्ण): Hindi compound name composed of the names Rama "black, dark" or "darkness" and Krishna "the black/blue."

    13. SHAOQING (少卿): Chinese name meaning "young blue."

    14. SHYAM (श्याम): Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit element syama, meaning "black, blue." In mythology, this is a name belonging to Krishna.
    15. SHYAMAL (श्यामल): Variant spelling of Hindi Shyam, meaning "black, blue."
    16. SUNIL (सुनील): Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements su "very" and nila "dark blue," hence "very dark blue."

    17. URDIN: Basque name meaning "blue."

    18. VIOREL: Romanian name meaning "bluebell."

    19. YAHTO: Native American Sioux name meaning "blue."

  • FEMALE:

    1. AZURA: Variant spelling of English Azure, meaning "sky blue."
    2. AZURE: English color name meaning "sky blue."
    3. AZZURRA: Italian equivalent of English Azure, meaning "sky blue."
    4. BLUEBELL: American flower name popular in the 19th century, but rarely used today.
    5. CYAN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Greek kyanos, meaning "dark blue" and "lapis lazuli." The color cyan is also sometimes called blue-green, electric blue, and turquoise. 
    6. CYANEA: From the Latin genus or species name, of Greek origin, meaning either "dark blue."
    7. KALTRINA: Albanian name meaning "blue girl."
    8. NEELA (Bengali: নীলা): Variant spelling of Hindi Nila, meaning "sky blue."
    9. NILA (Bengali: নীলা): Hindi name meaning "sky blue."
    10. SHYAMA (श्यामा): Feminine form of Hindi Shyam, meaning "black, blue."
    11. SHYAMALA (श्यामला): Feminine form of Hindi Shyamal, meaning "black, blue."
    12. SINI: Finnish name meaning "blue."
    13. SINIKKA: Elaborated form of Finnish Sini, meaning "blue."
    14. TEAL: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "blue-green" or "teal duck."
    15. TEALE: Variant spelling of English Teal, meaning "blue-green" or "teal duck."
    16. URDINA: Feminine form of Basque Urdin, meaning "blue."
    17. URDIÑE: Variant spelling of Basque Urdina, meaning "blue."
    18. VIORICA: Feminine form of Romanian Viorel, meaning "bluebell."

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