toddler paintsWhen you started kindergarten you were given a box of eight crayons with simple color names like red, blue, green and yellow. Today, the color rainbow has expanded to include some truly unique names like macaroni and cheese, antique brass and Caribbean green. Among the colors Crayola has added to the rainbow are quite a few takes on traditional color names that parents are using as names for children. Take a look at Crayola magic at its best.

The Best Crayola Names for Girls

  • Sienna: Reddish brown – the name may be historically based on the color of the clay in Siena, Italy.
  • Cerise: Rosy red – the name means cherry in French.
  • Fern: Earthy green – the name’s history stretches to the late 1800’s.
  • Orchid: Purple pink – the name represents a beautiful flower.
  • Scarlet: Deep red – the name is thought to be associated with a Persian cloth.
  • Jade: Gem green – the name is associated with a precious metal, but the Spanish history of the word relates to a medical treatment.
  • Tawny: Light yellow brown – the name is derived from the French word for light brown.

The Best Crayola Names for Boys

  • Jasper: Deep red brown – the name means treasurer in Persian.
  • Malachite: Gemstone green – the name is thought to mean mellow in Greek.
  • Gray: Lightened black – the name was once given to men (surname) with grey hair.
  • Steel: Gray derivative – the name means strong, brave and hard like the metal.
  • Cyan: Greenish blue – the name’s origin is in the Greek word for blue; kyanos.
  • Azure: Sky blue – the name is thought to be rooted in French by way of Persia.
  • Brick: Deep brownish red – the name is rooted in English (UK) slang for a good fellow.

Color Names Outside of the Crayola Box
Not all colors are created by Crayola. When searching for a color name for your baby, you may want to look through a list of colors not typically included in Crayola crayon boxes.

Colors perfect for baby names include:

  • Ebony
  • Desire
  • Harlequin
  • Isabeline
  • Jasmine
  • Jet
  • Liberty
  • Midori
  • Nyanza
  • Regalia
  • Ruddy
  • Wenge
  • Zaffre

There is literally a rainbow of colors out there just waiting to take a place in your child’s name. Whether boy or girl, singles or multiples, color names are perfect as first or middle names; giving a touch of flare to your child’s name. Crayola isn’t the only company creating new colors each day. Check paint and art supply companies for unique baby names.

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