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Dark baby names and what they mean, for dark, black, night, swarthy, deep, coal, charcoal, moorish.

Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 1997 (adoption of 0.193%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.167%, 13.5% less), but with names such as Morris 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. Donivan (top 36%) and Corea (8%) are popular last names.

Here is the list of Black names for girls.


pinAdham - Colby

Page 1/6 of 103 Dark names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dark names: Blake, Cary, Clinton, Colby

Adham 1 .. Source fr. Arabic word. "Black." Adhamau, Adhamby and Azham are kreatif variations. Also variant of Adam.

Amal 2 .. .. opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". Not in popularity charts. [Amahl, Amali, .. 1 more]

Amaury 3 .. Root fr. Latin element. "Dark skinned, Moorish." Not Top 1000 names. Variant of Maurice. [Amory]

Anscom 4 .. .. term for a deep, narrow valley. Outside Top 1000. [Anscomb, Anscombe, Anscoombe]

Auberon 5 .. .. in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" .. Not in popularity charts. [Auberron, .. 3 more]

Black 6 .. "Dark-skinned." Not Top 1000 name. See also Blaze.

Blackburn 7 .. Source fr. Old English word. "Black brook." Blackburn, Blagburn (cf. Bacorn) are common -rn 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." Unique, with the -en suffix, like Bowen. Place name.

Blake 11 .. 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]

Blakely 12 .. Derived fr. Old English word. "Dark meadow; pale meadow." Blakely and variants are not often used as baby names. Place name .. [Blakelee, Blakeley, Blakelie, .. 1 more]

Blakeney 13 .. Origin fr. Old English language. "Dark island; white island." Outside Top 1000. Place name .. [Blakenie, Blakeny]

Canyon 14 .. .. name from canyons and deep ravines .. Rare. Canyon (cf. Cason) ends with -on. See also Channon.

Cary 15 .. "hill fort", or Gaelic "dark complected" .. Uncommon. Cary, like Cory, has the androgynous-sounding -ry ending. [Carey, Carrey]

Ciaran 16 .. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "Black." Adoption of Ciaran and Kieran as boys' names in 2014 was down 4.5% compared to the year before. Ciarán is derived from "ciar" .. [Kieran]

Clinton 17 .. .. singer Clint Black. Prominent, with usage of 0.0193% for Clinton and variants as children's names in 2014, higher than 0.0185% a year ago. [Clint, Clintt, .. 1 more]

Coakley 18 .. 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 19 .. Origin fr. Old English language. "Coal brook." Not in Top 1000. Place name. [Colbourn, Collbourn, .. 2 more]

Colby 20 .. Origin fr. Old Norse word. "Swarthy person's settlement." Prevalent. Colby, Collby (cf. Canby) ends with the androgynous -by. .. name Koli (from "kol" meaning "charcoal") .. [Colbee, Colbey, Colbie, Collby, .. 1 more]



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Summary of Dark names (and variants) for boys.

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 - Donahue
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 - Grimshaw
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 - Marcus
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 - Theseus
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 - Waite
Tynan [7], Ukiah, Waite [3]

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