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Dark baby names and what they mean, for dark, black, night, swarthy, with 103 results. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in the 1960s (adoption of 4.1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 3.54%, 13.6% less), but with names such as Errol becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Sebastian (#35), Colton (#59), Miles (#107), Phoenix (#307) and Sullivan (#459), while Sebastiani (top 30%) and Milles (29%) are popular last names. Here is the list of Black names for girls.

Dark names

Adham - Colby | Colden - Donahue | Donovan - Grimshaw | Grimsley - Marcus | Mark - Theseus | Tynan - Waite

Adham - Colby

Adham
Source fr. Arabic word. "Black." Adhav is a somewhat popular birth name. See also Adamo. Also variant of Adam.

Amal
.. opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". Unconventional. Compare Amal with popular last names Afzal (top 17%), Annal (88%), which also end with -al. [Amahl, Amali, .. 1 more]

AmauryAmaury
Root fr. Latin element. "Dark skinned, Moorish." Amory and variants peaked in popularity a decade ago. Variant of Maurice. [Amory]

Anscom
.. term for a deep, narrow valley. Akscom and Anascom are creative forms. [Anscomb, Anscombe, Anscoombe]

Auberon
.. in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" .. Auberon, Oeberon, etc. are barely found as men's names. [Auberron, .. 3 more]

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

Blackburn
Source fr. Old English word. "Black brook." Outside Top 2000. Place name .. [Blackburne, Blagburn]

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

Blackwell
Origin fr. Old English. "Black well." Not Top 2000 name. Place name.

Blagden
Stems fr. Old English. "Dark valley." Blagdon (top 87%), Blanden (81%) are common last names. Place name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dark names: Amaury, Blake, Blakely, Canyon, Cary

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dark names: Ciaran, Clinton, Colby

BlakeBlake
Stems fr. Old English language. "Black; pale, white." Somewhat common as boys' names, Blake, Blakely, etc. are comparable to the common Blaze. .. was either very dark Old English .. [Blakely, .. 1 more]

BlakelyBlakely
Derived fr. Old English word. "Dark meadow; pale meadow." Blakeley and variants are hardly found as first names. Place name .. [Blakelee, Blakeley, Blakelie, .. 1 more]

Blakeney
Origin fr. Old English language. "Dark island; white island." Unique. Blakeney (cf. Blaney, Bradney) has the -ney suffix. Place name .. [Blakenie, Blakeny]

CanyonCanyon
.. name from canyons and deep ravines .. A conventional boys' name (#1460 a year ago), Canyon is also used often as a surname. See also Channon.

CaryCary
.. "hill fort", or Gaelic "dark complected" .. Carrey is more rarefied as a form of Cary. [Carey, Carrey]

CiaranCiaran
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "Black." Adoption of Ciaran and Kieran as boys' names in 2015 was up 12.2% compared to the year before. Ciarán is derived from "ciar" .. [Kieran]

ClintonClinton
.. singer Clint Black. Usage of Clinton as a children's name has dwindled since 1880-1889. [Clint, Clintt, .. 1 more]

Coakley
Stems fr. Old English word. "Charcoal meadow." Rather unusual as a boys' name, Coakley is found more conventionally as a surname. .. residue from burning coal, and a .. [Coakly, Cokelie, Cokely, .. 1 more]

Colburn
Origin fr. Old English language. "Coal brook." Colburn, Collbourn, etc. are not in the Top 2000. Place name. [Colbourn, Collbourn, .. 2 more]

ColbyColby
Origin fr. Old Norse word. "Swarthy person's settlement." Colbee, Colbey, Colbie and Collby are more unconventional as forms of Colby. .. name Koli (from "kol" meaning "charcoal") .. [Colbee, Colbey, Colbie, Collby, .. 1 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Dark names [and variants] for boys.

1. Adham - Colby
Adham, Amal [3], Amaury [1], Anscom [3], Auberon [4], Black, Blackburn [2], Blackstone, Blackwell, Blagden, 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 [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 [2], Dwade, Dwayne [8], Dwyer [1], Elijah [15], Errol [6], Festus [1], Gall, Gethin, Grimshaw


Grimsley [4], Harkin [2], Heathcliff, Holcomb [2], Holden, Hugh [14], Jack [8], Jamal [22], Jet [2], Kearn [2], 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 [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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