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Dark Names for Boys

Dark NamesAdrianBlakeBronsonDelanoDarkonDarkDamisCronanCollenColgateColeridgeCiarCarranCarnellCardewCarbonellBlagdenBlackwellBlackstoneBlack

There are 74 Dark names for baby boys. 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 fairly popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s; prior to that, they were of only occasional use. At the height of their usage in 2003, 1.091% of baby boys were given Dark names. There were 9 Dark names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Dark names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2015, 10 Dark names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 0.891%. Within all Dark names, the English, German, Polish, Romanian, and Russian Adrian was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #58 and a usage of 0.3201%.


Dark gift ... of Slavonic origin ... seldom used as a baby name for boys ...

NAMES RELATED TO DARK:

Adrian man from Hadria; dark one ... used chiefly in the English, German, Polish, ... were given the name Adrian ...

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 boys ...

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

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 ... English admiral Robert Blake (1599-1657) or the ...

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

Carbonell dark-haired ... origin, as well as its use, is in the English ... unusual as a baby boy name ...

Cardew from the dark fortress ... not widely used as a baby name for boys ...

Carnell defender of the castle, crossbowman; ... origin is Old French ... from the surname Carnell (Old French) ...

Carran son of Ciarán, son of the little ... not widely used as a baby name for boys ...

Ciar dark one, dark-haired one ... used predominantly in the Irish language and ...

Coleridge from the dark ridge ... language of origin is English ... an unusual baby boy name ...

Colgate from the dark gate ... of English origin ... not frequently used as a baby boy name ...

Collen victory of the people; dark ... derived from Old Greek origins ... origin is Old Norse ...

Corbin raven ... used predominantly in the English language ... French element 'corbin' is ultimately from the ...

Cronan the small, dark one ... has its origins in the Irish language ... not popular as a baby name for boys ...

Damis a dark-skinned man ...The origin of Damis is Arabic ... seldom used as a baby name for boys ...

Darkon dark ... language of origin is English ... not regularly used as a baby name for boys ...

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