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20 Dark names and what they mean, for dark for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Dark names for boys.

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]

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

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]

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]

Dorcey .. (English) "Dark." ..

Duana .. (Irish, Gaelic) "Dark, swarthy." ..
[Duana, Duane, Duayna, Duna, Dwana, .. 2 more]

Garnet .. A dark red gemstone named for the pomegranate that the garnet crystals resemble ..
[Garnette, Granata, Grenata, Grenatta]

Griselda .. (Old German) "Dark battle." ..
[Chriselda, Gricelda, Gricely, Grisel, Griseldis, .. 12 more]

Kerrin .. (Irish, Gaelic) "Dark." ..
[Kerin, Kerryn, Keryn]

Laila .. Usually refers to dark hair or a dark complexion ..
[Laela, Laliah, Lailie, Laily, Laleh, .. 2 more]

Melanie .. (Greek) "Black, dark." ..
[Malaney, Malanie, Mel, Mela, Melaina, .. 25 more]

Melantha .. (Greek) "Dark flower."

Phaedra .. The tale of Phaedra's dark and guilty love has inspired playwrights from ancient to modern times ..
[Faydra, Fedra, Phadra, Phaedre, Phaidra, .. 2 more]

Phoenix .. (Greek) "Dark red." ..
[Feenix, Fenix, Phenice]

Raven .. Suitable for a black-haired or dark-skinned baby ..
[Ravina, Rayvenne, Rayven, Rayvinn, Ravyn]

Sable .. A highly prized fur, dark brown, almost black ..

Zelda Nickname of Griselda (Old German) "dark battle" ..
[Selda, Zelde, Zellda]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dark names: Blake, Cora, Darcie, Garnet, Griselda, Laila, Melanie, Phoenix, Raven, Zelda

Blake, Cora, Darcie, Garnet, Griselda, Laila, Melanie, Raven and Zelda are commonly used names, while Aphra, Collis, Corvina, Devany, Dorcey, Duana, Kerrin, Melantha, Phaedra, Phoenix and Sable are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)


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