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Boy Names related to Dark

Dark names for baby boys, related also with night, brown, and swarthy, with 127 entries. Names with the meaning “dark” embedded in them often originated as nicknames that described a name-bearer’s physical features, or the natural landscapes from which they came. Such names include Kieran, which means little dark-haired one; and Douglas, which means dark river. Dark also has the connotation of evil, and many “dark” names are simply descriptions of evil beings, whether spirits or man. These names include the Native American name Nukpana, which means evil man; and Hebrew name Azazael, which means evil spirit.

Dark names are popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s; prior to that, they were of only moderate use. At the height of their usage in 2000, 2.944% of baby boys were given Dark names. There were 20 Dark names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Dark names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2015, 18 Dark names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 2.180%. Within all Dark names, the English, Greek, and Russian Andrew was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #30 and a usage of 0.4947%.


Adrian man from Hadria; dark one ... used chiefly in the English, German, ... a town in northern Italy named after ...

Aharnish day and night ... origin is Sanskrit, and its use, Indian ... uncommon as a baby boy name ...

Alberich elf ruler, supernaturally powerful ... used mostly in German and it is of ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Alterio like a starry night ... language of origin is Old Greek ... an unusual baby boy name ...

Amal work; hope, expectation, aspiration; ... an Arabic, English, and Hebrew name of ... variant of Emil ...

Andrew male, manly, brave, virility ... largely used in the English, Greek, and ... variant of Andreas ...

Arbel divine night ... origin is Hebrew ... not popular as a baby boy name ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Arun reddish-brown-haired; sun; enlightened; ... used predominantly in the Indian language ... variant of Aaron ...

Auberon noble bear; elf ruler, supernaturally ... of Germanic origin ... used mainly in English and French ...

Auburn reddish brown ... origin, as well as its use, is in the English ... an infrequently used baby name for ...

Baiardo reddish-brown; foolhardy ... of Italian and English origin ... derivative of Bayard ...

Black a dark-skinned-man ... language of origin is English ... an infrequently used baby name for boys ...

Blackstone of the dark stone ... language of origin is English ... not widely used as a baby name for ...

Blackwell from the dark spring ... origin is English ... not popular as a baby boy name ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Blagden from the dark valley ... derived from English origins ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

Blake dark; fair ... an English name of Old English origin ... name originated as a nickname for someone of ...

Bronson son of Brown, son of the dark-skinned ... language of origin is English and it is also ...

Brown the color ... origin, as well as its use, is in the English ... a rare baby boy name ...

Bruno brown ... used predominantly in the Czech, ... name was originally bestowed upon people with ...

Burnell brown haired; the color ... mainly used in the English language, ... variant form of Brown ...

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