Names Categorized "colors"

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ROHIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
RORIE   m   Irish, Scottish
Variant of RORY.
RORY   m   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of RUAIDHRÍ.
ROSE   f   English, French
Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese. From an early date it was associated with the word for the fragrant flower rose (derived from Latin rosa). When the name was revived in the 19th century, it was probably with the flower in mind.
ROSSA   f   Italian
Means "red" in Italian.
ROSSELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of ROSSA.
ROY   m   Scottish, English, Dutch
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".
RUADH   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic byname meaning "red", often a nickname for one with red hair. This was the nickname of the Scottish outlaw Raibeart Ruadh MacGregor (1671-1734), known as Rob Roy in English.
RUADHÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of RUADH.
RUAIDHRÍ   m   Irish
Means "red king" from Irish ruadh "red" combined with "king". This was the name of the last high king of Ireland, reigning in the 12th century.
RUAIDRÍ   m   Irish
Variant of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUAIRI   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUAIRÍ   m   Irish
Variant of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUAIRIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUARAIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUARIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUBINA   f   Italian
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".
RUBY   f   English
Simply from the name of the precious stone (which ultimately derives from Latin ruber "red"), which is the birthstone of July. It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
RUBYE   f   English
Variant of RUBY.
RUDYARD   m   English (Rare)
From a place name meaning "red yard" in Old English. This name was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), the author of 'The Jungle Book' and other works, who was named after Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire.
RUFUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Biblical
Roman cognomen which meant "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.
RUMEN   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "ruddy, red-cheeked" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
RUMENA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of RUMEN.
RUSS   m   English
Short form of RUSSELL.
RUSSEL   m   English
Variant of RUSSELL.
RUSSELL   m   English
From a surname which meant "little red one" in French. A notable bearer of the surname was the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), who wrote on many subjects including logic, epistemology and mathematics. He was also a political activist for causes such as pacifism and women's rights.
RUSTY   m   English
From a nickname which was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.
SABLE   f   English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "black", derived from the name of the black-furred mammal native to Northern Asia, ultimately of Slavic origin.
SACNITE   f   Native American, Mayan
Means "white flower" in Mayan.
SAFFRON   f   English (Rare)
From the English word which refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".
SANDY   m & f   English
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANGO   f   Popular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SAPPHIRE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the gemstone, the blue birthstone of September, which is derived from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros), ultimately from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir).
SCARLET   f   English (Modern)
Either a variant of SCARLETT or else from the English word for the red colour. The word is derived (via Old French and medieval Latin) from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat), the name of a type of cloth.
SCARLETT   f   English
From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, ultimately derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)). Margaret Mitchell used this name for Scarlett O'Hara, the main character in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936). Scarlett's name came from her grandmother's maiden name.
SHANI (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SHIROU.
SHWETA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMA   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SHYAMAL   m   Bengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SHYAMALA   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIAVASH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
SIAVUSH   m   Persian
Variant transcription of SIAVASH.
SIENA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIENNA, with the spelling perhaps influenced by that of the Italian city.
SIENNA   f   English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "orange-red". It is ultimately from the name of the city of Siena in Italy, because of the colour of the clay there.
SIGAL   f   Hebrew
Means "purple, violet" in Hebrew.
SIGALIT   f   Hebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
SILVER   m   English
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
SIMIN   f   Persian
Means "silvery" in Persian.
SINI   f   Finnish
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SINIKKA   f   Finnish
Elaborated form of SINI.
SKY   f   English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SOHRAB   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "illustrious, shining" or "red water" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam.
SONAL   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SUKHRAB   m   Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of SOHRAB.
SUNIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
TAHNEE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TAWNY.
TAWNEE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TAWNY.
TAWNIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TAWNY.
TAWNY   f   English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
TEAL   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
TEALE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TEAL.
THANH   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
TOPAZ   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τοπαζος (topazos).
TUNCAY   m   Turkish
Means "bronze moon" in Turkish.
UAITHNE   m   Irish
Means "green" in Irish Gaelic.
VAIVA   f   Lithuanian
From Lithuanian vaivorykštė meaning "rainbow".
VIOLA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Czech
Means "violet" in Latin. This was the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
VIOLET   f   English
From the English word violet for the purple flower, ultimately derived from Latin viola. It was common in Scotland from the 16th century, and it came into general use as an English given name during the 19th century.
WAPASHA   m   Native American, Sioux
Means "red leaf" in the Dakota language. This was the name of several Sioux chiefs.
WHITNEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
XANTHE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
XANTHIA   f   English (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of XANTHE.
XANTHIPPOS   m   Ancient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
XANTHOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
YIN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YOLANDA   f   Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
YOLANDE   f   French
French form of YOLANDA. A notable bearer of the 15th century was Yolande of Aragon, who acted as regent for the French king Charles VII, her son-in-law. She was a supporter of Joan of Arc.
YOLONDA   f   English
Variant of YOLANDA.
YUINA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yui) meaning "tie, bind" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUUNA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or (na), a phonetic character. Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
ZARATHUSTRA   m   History
Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.
ZELDA (2)   f   English
Short form of GRISELDA.
ZURAB   m   Georgian
Georgian form of SOHRAB.
ŽYDRŪNAS   m   Lithuanian
Possibly from Lithuanian žydras "blue".
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