Dark Names

Dark names and what they mean, for dark, black, night, swarthy, deep, coal, charcoal, moorish for men. Here is the list of Black names for girls. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 1997 (usage of 0.1914%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.1655%, down 13.5%), but with names such as Dwayne, Jamal, Maurice, Coleman and Nigel becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Sullivan (#463), Dax (#604), Kolton (#406), Miles (#108) and Holden (#292), with Miles and Sullivan undergoing a revival in popularity.


Adham - Blagden

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Adham 1 .. Source fr. Arabic word. "Black." Not in Top 1000. See also Adamo. Also variant of Adam.

Amal 2 .. .. opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". Unique. Amal, like Kamal, Aqmal, uses the familiar masculine -mal ending. [Amahl, Amali, .. 1 more]

Amaury 3 .. Root fr. Latin element. "Dark skinned, Moorish." Not that popular as a boys' name. Variant of Maurice. [Amory]

Anscom 4 .. .. term for a deep, narrow valley. Unique. Anscom (cf. Adom, Sansom) uses the popular masculine-sounding -om suffix. [Anscomb, Anscombe, Anscoombe]

Auberon 5 .. .. in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" .. Unconventional. Compare Auberon, Oberon, Oeberon and popular last names Dameron (upper 5%), Neron (78%), with the -eron suffix. [Auberron, .. 3 more]

Black 6 .. "Dark-skinned." Rather uncommon as a children's name, Black occurs more frequently as a last name. See also Blaze.

Blackburn 7 .. Source fr. Old English word. "Black brook." Blackburn, Blagburn (cf. Claburn, Washburn) are common -burn suffix last names. Place name .. [Blackburne, Blagburn]

Blackstone 8 .. Based on Old English. "Black stone." Blackstone is uncommonly used as a masculine name, occurring regularly (top 6%) as a surname. Place name.

Blackwell 9 .. Origin fr. Old English. "Black well." Not Top 1000 name. Place name.

Blagden 10 .. Stems fr. Old English. "Dark valley." Common as surname. Compare Blagden (top 78%) and common last names Gaden (top 44%), Magden (68%), which also end with -den. Place name.

Popularity of Dark baby names



Quick Index

Summary of Dark names (and variants) for boys.

Adham - Blagden
Adham, Amal [3], Amaury [1], Anscom [3], Auberon [4], Black, Blackburn [2], Blackstone, Blackwell, Blagden

Blake - Corey
Blake [2], Blakely [4], Blakeney [2], Canyon, Cary [2], Ciaran [1], Clinton [3], Coakley [4], Colburn [4], Colby [5], Colden [3], Cole [2], Coleman, Coleridge [3], Colgate [1], Colley [2], Collier [5], Colton [4], Colum [7], Corey [15]

Dargan - Dugan
Dargan [2], Dag [4], Danube [1], Darcel [4], Darcy [4], Darrah [2], Dax [2], Delaney [8], Dolan, Donahue [3], Donovan [6], Dooley, Dorran [6], Dougal [5], Douglas [3], Dow [3], Doyle, Duane [10], Duff [3], Dugan [4]

Duncan - Kearn
Duncan [2], Dwade, Dwayne [8], Dwyer [1], Elijah [15], Errol [6], Festus [1], Gall, Gethin, Grimshaw, Grimsley [4], Harkin [2], Heathcliff, Holcomb [2], Holden, Hugh [9], Jack [8], Jamal [22], Jet [2], Kearn [2]

Keir - Phoenix
Keir [1], Kern [4], Kerry [5], Kerwin [6], Kieran [11], Kolby [1], Kolton [3], Lysander [4], Malcolm [3], Marcus [4], Mark [18], Maurice [30], Miles [4], Moore [1], Morris [12], Moses [15], Nigel [5], Nuru, Oberon [3], Phoenix [2]

Raven - Waite
Raven [3], Reginn [1], Sable, Sebastian [8], Seymour [4], Shane [3], Sinbad [1], Sullivan [3], Sunil, Theseus, Tynan [7], Ukiah, Waite [3]

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