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What does Black mean?

Black Pronunciation of Black [black] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Black is "dark-skinned".

Associated with: old english, dark.


Creative forms:
(male) Bliack, Blick, ..

(female) Blace, Blana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Black Kane (B.K.), ..

How popular is Black?

Black is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#160 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Black has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Black name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Black outside U.S.

Similar Names

Black is pronounced similarly to Blake. Other recommended names are Aleck, Alick, Bank, Barack, Beach, Beck, Blade, Blain, Blair, Blais, Blanco, Blane, Blase, Blayr, Blaze, Breck, Brick, Brock, Buck, Dack, Jack, Mack, Ulick and Zack. These names tend to be more frequently used than Black.

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