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Black baby names and what they mean, for black, dark, night, deep, with 64 results. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity 9 decades ago (adoption of 4.3%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 3.2%, 24.3%), but with names such as Lela becoming less fashionable. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Blake (#423), Kali (#267), Penelope (#34), Violet (#50) and Zelda (#647), while Amayo (top 64%) and Violett (28%) are familiar last names. Here is the list of Dark names for boys.

Black names

Amaya - Duana | Ebony - Loelia | Marmara - Thisbe | Titania - Zelda

Amaya - Duana

AmayaAmaya
Source fr. Basque, Japanese elements. "Night rain." Ameya is also a moderately common baby name. Also a place name for a .. [Amaia]

AngelAngel
.. as an American Black girl's name. Popular as last names. Compare Angel (upper 1%) with common surnames Andel (upper 21%), Abeel (64%), which also end with -el. [Ang, .. 2 more]

Aphra
.. a nickname for a dark person .. Aphara and Aphla are creative forms. [Affera, .. 2 more]

AshantiAshanti
.. in modern American black families as .. Usage of Ashanti and variants as baby names in 2015 was down 18.1% compared to the year before. [Asante, Ashanta, Ashantae, Ashantay, Ashantee, Shantee, Shauntee, .. 8 more]

BlakeBlake
Root fr. Old English element. "Black, dark; pale." Blake is recognizable (top 98%) as a women's name. Surname used as a given name. [Blakelee, Blakely, Blakenee, Bladeney, .. 2 more]

BrennaBrenna
Stems fr. Gaelic language. "Raven or black haired." Brenna, Brynna and Brynne are prevalent as variant forms. Modern use is probably as a .. [Bren, Brenie, Brenn, Brynna, Brynne, .. 4 more]

Capucine
.. cloak with a deep collar, worn .. Unique. Capucine (compare Caitrine) ends with the androgynous-sounding -ne.

CareyCarey
.. Gaelic ciar meaning black, and Latin .. Used somewhat frequently as birth names, Carey, Cary, etc. are comparable to the popular Carley. [Carrey, .. 1 more]

CariCari
.. Gaelic ciar meaning black, and Latin .. Cari soared in popularity during 1970-1979. See also Charo.

CiaraCiara
Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Black." A conventional birth name (#757 a year ago) that is also found somewhat frequently as a surname. Modern feminine form of Ciaran from .. [Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Ciaara, Ciaran, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Kiera, .. 14 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Black names: Amaya, Angel, Ashanti, Blake, Brenna

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Black names: Carey, Cari, Ciara, Cilla, Cora

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Black names: Coral, Darcie

Cilla
.. TV personality Cilla Black, whose real .. Somewhat common as a baby name, Cilla is comparable to the conventional Cayla. See also Calla.

Cinnabar
It is a deep brownish red .. Outside Top 2000.

Collis
Root fr. Old English. "Dark haired." Not in Top 2000. Occupational name. [Collice, Colliss]

CoraCora
.. Cooper for the dark haired heroine .. Usage of Cora, Korilla, etc. as baby names in 2015 was up 29.2% compared to the previous year. [Corabel, Coralia, Coralyn, Corene, Coretta, Corey, Corine, Corinne, Corita, Correna, .. 48 more]

CoralCoral
.. sea growth, often deep pink to .. Coralena, Corallina, Coralline, Coraly and Coralyn are more uncommon as variant forms of Coral. [Coralee, Coralline, Coralyn, .. 10 more]

Corvina
Appropriate for a dark haired baby. Corvin (upper 15%), Cortina (8%) are popular last names. [Corva, .. 2 more]

DarcieDarcie
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Dark." Darcy is in the Top 2000. Also a Norman place name, from .. [D'Arcy, Darcell, Darcey, Darci, Darsee, Darsey, Darsie, .. 10 more]

Devany
Origin fr. Irish element. "Dark haired." Devaney, Devenny, etc. are rarely found as feminine names. Variants may be contemporary rhyming blends .. [Devaney, Devanie, Devinee, .. 2 more]

Dorcey
Derivative of English element. "Dark." Rather unusual as a baby name, Dorcey exists more often as a surname. Variant of Darcy. [Dorsey]

Duana
Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Dark, swarthy." Less popular today. Duane was the version last appearing (1940-1949) in the Top 2000. [Duana, Duayna, Duna, Dwana, Dwayna, .. 2 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Black names [and variants] for girls.

1. Amaya - Duana
Amaya [Amaia], Angel [Ang, Angle, Angelea], Aphra [Afra, Affera, Affery], Ashanti [Shanti, Shantee, Shauntae, Shauntee, ..], Blake [Blakeny, Blakely, Bladeney, Blakenee, ..], Brenna [Brenyn, Brinna, Brynna, Brynne, ..], Capucine, Carey [Cary, Carrey], Cari, Ciara [Kiera, Siara, Sierra, Searra, ..], Cilla, Cinnabar, Collis [Collice, Colliss], Cora [Koryne, Korynna, Koryssa, Lacoria, ..], Coral [Koral, Korall, Koralie, Koralline, ..], Corvina [Corva, Corveena, Corvetta], Darcie [Darsi, Darsey, Darsie, Darseigh, ..], Devany [Devony, Devanie, Devinee, Devenny], Dorcey [Dorsey], Duana [Duna, Dwana, Dwayna, Dwayne, ..]


Ebony [Ebonni, Ebonny, Ebonyi, Ebonney, ..], Floella, Garnet [Granata, Grenata, Garnette, Grenatta], Hamna [Hamnah], Hermia [Hermila, Hermilda, Herminia], Hippolyta [Hippolita], Hyacinth [Jacky, Sinty, Jackie, Jacynth, ..], Indigo, Jetta [Jett, Jette, Yette], Kali [Kalli], Kerrin [Keryn, Kerin, Kerryn], Kerry [Kerrie, Kerria, Kerridana, Kerrianne, ..], Kiara [Keira, Kiarra, Kierra, Keearra], Kira [Kirra, Kirya, Kiriah, Kiriana, ..], Laila [Laily, Laleh, Layla, Laylah, ..], Leila [Lila, Lyla, Leyla, Lilah, ..], Lela, Lila [Lyla, Leila, Lilah, Lylah], Lilith [Lillith], Loelia


Marmara [Marnia, Marnie, Marnja, Marnya, ..], Mazarine [Mazine], Melanie [Melony, Milena, Melonnie, Melloney, ..], Melantha [Mallantha], Moana, Nerissa [Naryssa, Neryssa, Narissa, Nericcia], Nisha [Neesha, Niesha], Nyx [Nix, Nixe], Odette [Odetta], Olivia [Olva, Ollie, Olivya, Olivine, ..], Penelope [Penny, Penney, Pennie, Pennelope, ..], Phaedra [Phedre, Phedra, Phaedre, Phaidra, ..], Phoenix [Fenix, Feenix, Phenice], Rajani [Rajanae, Rajanee], Raven [Ravyn, Rayven, Rayvinn, Rayvenne], Sable, Samara [Semara, Sammara], Sheherezade [Sharizad, Sharazad, Shahrazad, Scheherezade], Shirley [Shirly, Shirlyn, Shurlee, Shirlley, ..], Thisbe


Titania [Tita, Titanya, Tiziana, Titaniya], Usha, Violet [Yolane, Yolande, Yolantha, Yolanthe, ..], Zelda [Selda, Zelde, Zellda]

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