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Girl Names Inspired by Colors

The world we live in is a colorful one, regardless of the season, month or day. Colors can be symbolic of moods, genders and symbols. They can also work perfectly as baby names. If you take a liking to certain hues of the rainbow or the way these words sound, why not name your little one after them? Color your child’s world with these creative names:

Cool colors

If you gravitate toward cooler shades, there are plenty of names you might like that go along with those colors. For example, Teal and Blue are adorable yet eccentric names for your little girl. The name Blue for a little girl is well-known in pop culture because it’s the name of Beyonce and Jay Z’s daughter. The color itself is found everywhere in nature, from the sky to the sea, and is often associated with stability, intelligence and loyalty.

Hues of green also fall into the cool category on the color wheel. Names like Jade, Sage or Olive are all beautiful embodiments of this color. Another popular name is Hazel – a combination of green and brown that is also an eye color. For a gender-neutral name, opt for Kelly (green). Because it is found everywhere in nature, green is associated with harmony and freshness.

Warm colors

Names that represent warmer shades on the color wheel can work for your little one, too. These are reds, yellows and oranges. They embody warmth and light. Name your baby after something bright and beautiful like Ruby or Scarlett. The color Marigold is a bright yellow-orange. Name your little girl after this shade; you can even call her Mari for short.

Colors that are jewels

There are plenty of names of colors that are also jewels. Name your precious baby after a gorgeously colored stone. For example, the name Emerald is a deep green stone that has been treasured by various cultures for centuries. It’s known to open one’s heart to wisdom and love. It’s an interesting take on names that start with “Em,” like Emily or Emmett.

You could also name your baby after popular stones like Diamond or Crystal. Or, you could even use the corresponding birthstone for the month your baby is born. Here are all the birthstones for modern Western culture:

  • January – Garnet
  • February – Amethyst
  • March – Aquamarine
  • April – Diamond
  • May – Emerald
  • June – Pearl
  • July – Ruby
  • August – Peridot
  • September – Sapphire
  • October – Torumaline
  • November – Topaz
  • December – Tanzanite

Color/flower hybrids

There are plenty of flowers in nature that are also colors. Names like Violet, Lavender or Lilac are pretty and sweet. Or you could spring for more traditional flowers and names like Rose or Daisy – two flowers that can embody a plethora of colors. The best part about flower names is that they symbolize many different expressions and meanings. For example, a rose is considered a symbol of balance that brings promise, hope and new beginnings. It’s perfect for the latest addition into your family – a new bundle of joy.

If you’re considering a name for your little one that’s also a color, there are plenty of other fun ways to prepare. For example, you can paint the nursery the same color you’re naming your little one. Or, if you have a baby shower, decorate the room with the corresponding flower that matches her name. Even if you don’t plan on telling your friends and family, this is a cute way to give them hints before the baby is born.

Also don’t forget to check out the last baby name trends for more inspiration, with our current top 100 boys names and top 100 girls names lists!

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