If someone says the word “red”, what comes to mind? Fire? Anger? Love? What about Yellow? Sun? Lemons? Happiness? it’s pretty cool how our brain automatically connects certain colours to certain things, often without us even realising it. 

Yellow, for example, is often associated with happiness and optimism. Green, luck, freshness or natural beauty. Blue is the colour of love and calmness and pink is associated with beauty and sweetness. 

Greys are often associated with intelligence and grace, orange with balance, red with passion, white with purity, purple with spirituality, black with mystery. Of course, these colour associations will change depending on your own perspective but you get the drift – colours matter. 

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This is why so many parents are opting for a colour-inspired name for their baby – a name that means something and gives out a certain aura.

Whether you’re after a fiery name for your little wild-child, a sunny name for your bright light or a rosy name for your sweet princess, we’ve got 101 colour baby names to choose from. 

Fiery red and orange baby names

Red is such a powerful colour with so many associations. For some, it suggests power. Others love. Red is often considered the colour of passion which makes it perfect for your little wild child who may be kicking up a storm in the womb, already showing you who is boss. 


  • Adam
  • Flynn
  • Scarlett
  • Ruby
  • Rory
  • Pheonix
  • Poppy
  • Russell
  • Rowan
  • Sienna
  • Carmine
  • Cherise


  • Aslan
  • Alani
  • Rusty
  • Clementine
  • Ember
  • Amber

Pretty in pinks 

old fashioned and vintage baby names

Nothing is quite as sweet as a pink-inspired baby name. Pink is the colour of love, excitement and femininity – ideal for a little princess.

  • Coral
  • Rose
  • Linnea
  • Blush
  • Rosalyn
  • Rosabella
  • Varda

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Green colour baby names are often associated with nature – plants, spices, gemstones. But green is also the colour of luck, fertility, freshness and healing. 

  • Jade
  • Emerald
  • Olive
  • Teal 
  • Forrest 
  • Clover
  • Ivy
  • Fern
  • Hunter
  • Kelly
  • Orrin
  • Esme
  • Sage

Blue and purple baby names 

colour baby names - blue

Blue and purple are both royal colours, inspiring feelings of peace, spirituality and freedom. Shades of blue are also associated with strength and calmness while purple with intelligence and creativity.

You’ll find a lot of blue and purple names come from flowers and water. 


  • Blu
  • Indigo
  • Sky/Skye
  • Ocean
  • River
  • Sapphire
  • Nila
  • Cyan


  • Iris
  • Lilac
  • Violet
  • Lavender
  • Mauve 
  • Amethyst 

The greys, browns and blacks

unique baby names

These neutral colours are strong, elegant and often associated with masculinity (however there are some names on this list that are extra feminine). 


  • Grey
  • Ash/Ashlyn
  • Arian
  • Asher
  • Slate
  • Sterling
  • Grayson


  • Hazel
  • Oakley
  • Bruno
  • Coco


  • Ebony
  • Jet
  • Onyx 
  • Cole
  • Raven
  • Ciaron
  • Ciara
  • Kyra
  • Carey

Yellow and golden guys and gals

Yellow is filled with brightness, perfect for your little ray of sunshine.  The colour yellow is associated with all sorts of happy and mellow vibes as well as optimism, energy and health. 


  • Blaine
  • Amber
  • Xanthe 
  • Sunny/Sonny
  • Jasmine
  • Primrose 
  • Saffron
  • Bowie


  • Aurelia
  • Dion
  • Ravi
  • Goldie
  • Orianna
  • Orville
  • Orla

White and clear baby names  

august babies

Many parents will opt for a white colour baby name for their little blessings. White is the colour of angels, innocence, purity, peace and divinity – the perfect connection for your little miracle. 


  • Bianca
  • Alba
  • Ivory
  • Albian
  • Lily
  • Fiona
  • Gwen
  • Pearl
  • Mica/Micah


  • Crystal
  • Claire
  • Clarity
  • Clara
  • Lucida

Rainbow baby names

rainbow baby names

If you love colour baby names, then you may also love these rainbow-inspired baby names, perfect for a rainbow baby (a baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth or loss). These include: 

  • Iris
  • Mira
  • Jalus

See our full list here. 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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