Boy Names of Dark theme
Dark names for baby boys, related also with night, brown, and swarthy, with 125 entries. Names with the meaning ‘dark’ often originated as nicknames that described a person’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.
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 2018, 18 Dark names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.961%. Within all Dark names, the English, French, German, Scandinavian, and Spanish Sebastian was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #18 and a usage of 0.5212%.