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Page 1/4. 71 Black names and what they mean, for black, dark, night, blind, deep for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Dark names for boys.


Angel .. Angel is common as an American Black girl's name.
[Ang, Angelea, Angle]

Aphra .. Also possibly from the Latin name Afra, which was originally an ethnic name for a woman from Africa, which was later used as a nickname for a dark person ..
[Affera, Affery, Afra]

Ashanti .. The name is used as a surname by the Akan people of Ghana, and also in modern American black families as a link to the African past ..
[Asante, Ashanta, Ashantae, Ashantay, Ashante, .. 10 more]

Blake .. (Old English) "Black, dark." ..
[Blakelee, Blakeley, Blakely, Blakenee, Bladeney, .. 1 more]

Brenna .. (Gaelic) "Raven or black-haired." ..
[Bren, Brenie, Brenn, Brenne, Brennah, .. 4 more]

Capucine .. French form of an Italian word for a cloak with a deep collar, worn by a certain order of Franciscan monks ..

Carey .. Also possibly a place name from Welsh "rhiw" meaning "hill fort", or from Gaelic "ciar" meaning "black", and Latin "carriarus" for an occupational surname for those who moved goods ..
[Carrey, Cary]

Cari .. Also possibly derived from Welsh "rhiw" meaning "hill fort", or from Gaelic "ciar" meaning "black", and Latin "carriarus" for an occupational surname for those who moved goods.

Cecilia .. (Latin, Old Welsh) "Blind." .. The feminine form is more popular than the male form because of the blind Saint Cecilia (second or third century) virgin martyr known as the patron saint of music ..
[C'Ceal, Cacelia, Ceceilia, Ceceley, Ceceli, .. 84 more]

Cecily .. (Latin, Old Welsh) "Blind." ..
[Cicely, Cilly, Sessy, Sicili, Sissy]

Ciara .. (Irish, Gaelic) "Black." ..
[Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Chiara, .. 17 more]

Cicely .. (Latin, Old Welsh) "Blind." ..
[Cecile, Cecily, Cis, Cissie, Cissy, .. 4 more]

Cilla .. Pet form of Priscilla, associated with English singer and TV personality Cilla Black, whose real name is Priscilla White ..

Cinnabar .. It is a deep brownish red in color.

Collis .. (Old English) "Dark haired." ..
[Collice, Colliss]

Cora .. An invented name coined by American writer James Fenimore Cooper for the dark-haired heroine in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826) ..
[Corabel, Corabella, Corabelle, Corabellita, Corabeth, .. 53 more]

Coral .. From "corallium", the Latin word for the semiprecious natural sea growth, often deep pink to red in color ..
[Coralee, Coralena, Coralie, Coraline, Corallina, .. 8 more]

Corvina .. Appropriate for a dark-haired baby.
[Corva, Corveena, Corvetta]

Darcie .. (Irish, Gaelic) "Dark." ..
[D'Arcy, Darcee, Darcel, Darcell, Darceigh, .. 12 more]

Devany .. (Irish) "Dark-haired." ..
[Devaney, Devanie, Devenny, Devinee, Devony]


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Black names: Angel, Ashanti, Blake, Brenna, Carey, Cari, Cecilia, Cecily, Ciara, Cora

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Black names: Coral, Darcie

Angel, Ashanti, Blake, Brenna, Carey, Cari, Cecilia, Cecily, Ciara, Cicely, Cora, Coral and Darcie are commonly used names, while Aphra, Capucine, Cilla, Cinnabar, Collis, Corvina and Devany are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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