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Boy Names associated with Dark


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Dark baby names and what they mean, for dark, black, night, deep, 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%, 13.7% LESS), but with names such as Colby becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Sebastian (#18), Phoenix (#252), Miles (#98), Holden (#216) and Sullivan (#387), 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

Based on Arabic. "Black." Adhav is a somewhat popular birth name. See also Adamo. Also variant of Adam.

.. opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". Unconventional. Compare Amal with popular last names Afzal (TOP 17%), Annal (88%), which also end with -al. [Amel, .. 2 more]


Based on Latin language. "Dark skinned, Moorish." Somewhat atypical as a boys' name. Variant of Maurice. [Amory]

.. term for a deep, narrow valley. Akscom and Anascom are creative forms. [Anscoombe, .. 2 more]

.. in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" .. Auberon, Oeberon, etc. are barely found as men's names. [Oeberon, Oberron, Auberron, .. 1 more]

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

Derived fr. Old English. "Black brook." Outside Top 2000. Place name .. [Blagburn, .. 1 more]

Source fr. Old English element. "Black stone." Blackstone is uncommonly used as a masculine name, occurring regularly (TOP 6%) as a surname. Place name.

Root fr. Old English word. "Black well." Not Top 2000 name. Place name.

Derivative of Old English element. "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


Source fr. Old English element. "Black; pale, white." Adoption of Blakeman and forms was expansive in 2012 and has become less. .. was either very dark Old English .. [Blakeman, .. 1 more]


Derivative of Old English element. "Dark meadow; pale meadow." Blakeley and variants are hardly found as first names. Place name .. [Blakelie, .. 3 more]

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


.. name from canyons and deep ravines .. A conventional boys' name (#1468 A YEAR AGO), Canyon is also used often as a surname. See also Channon.


.. "hill fort", or Gaelic "dark complected" .. Cary (TOP 40%) and Carey (49%) are commonplace given names, while Carrey is infrequently used. [Carrey, .. 1 more]


Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Black." Somewhat common as boys' names, Ciaran and Kieran are comparable to the popular Kiran. Ciarán is derived from "ciar" .. [Kieran]


.. singer Clint Black. Clinton (TOP 20%) and Clint (35%) are conventional as men's names, whereas Clintt and Klint are rarely used. [Klint, .. 2 more]

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

Derivative of Old English element. "Coal brook." Colburn, Collbourn, etc. are not in the Top 2000. Place name. [Collburn, Colbourn, .. 2 more]


Root fr. Old Norse word. "Swarthy person's settlement." Colby is a frequently occurring (TOP 58%) given name, while Colbee, Colbert, Colbey, Colbie and Collby are unconventional. .. name Koli (from "kol" meaning "charcoal") .. [Collby, Colbee, .. 3 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]

Usage comparison for Dark names