Some names you can actually visualize! Plenty of colors are also people’s names.
Here are some warm-color names that U.S. parents gave to their children in 2015, according to data from the Social Security Administration. I covered the blues, greens, and purples yesterday in this post: Violet, Azure, and Emerald: Cool Color Names. If you’re looking for some vibrancy, these lists are for you!
Magenta – 7 girls.
Pink – 5 girls. I imagine they’re named after the pop singer, but you never know.
Rose – #166. This is one of those names that just so happens to be a color too, rather than the other way around. Classic Rose lies in the midst of a revival!
Cerise – 10 girls.
Ruby – #83. 3433 girls were named Ruby last year.
Carmine – 150 boys.
Auburn – 52 girls and 5 boys.
Crimson – 62 girls and 37 boys. On a side note, the juxtaposition of this name with the above name makes me think of a certain two Alabama universities and their football rivalry…hmm.
Red – 6 boys.
Scarlet – #375 in the U.S. Spelling variant Scarlett ranks at #22.
Mahogany – 79 girls.
Coral – 199 girls.
Marigold – 66 girls.
Amber – #334. This gem is apparently starting to grow outdated, considering peak usage was in the 80s.
Gold – 5 girls. Golden, however, is unisex (28 boys, 17 girls).
Lemon – 8 girls. As far as fruity names go, Apple is a little more popular with parents at 14 uses.
What do you think of these names? I find it curious that only the reds seem to enjoy any popularity for baby boys. Something to do with fighting, I guess…