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89 Baby Names that Mean Red

2 years ago6 min read
Last updated: Jan 20 2023

Naming your new baby presents an endless world of possibilities. But where to start? One way to narrow down the choice is to be inspired by your favorite color. And if that happens to be red, why not consider all the names that mean red? We’ve got 84 for you to choose from!

Names that Mean Red

Maybe it’s not just the color itself you like. You might want to pay homage to a famous redhead or honor a family tradition associated with red. No matter what drew you to this color, there’s sure to be a red-themed baby name that you’ll love.

For example, there are many names that actually have the name red in them, like Redmond and Redder. Or with others, the name’s meaning is linked to hair color, personality, or complexion.

In times past, Red was more often used as a nickname. But these days it can evoke ideas about fire, gemstones, flowers, the planet Mars, or the sign of Leo on the zodiac. So, let’s dive into the wonderful world of names that mean red and see what grabs your attention.

In this article: 📝

  • Top boy names that mean red
  • Top girl names meaning red
  • Want to be inspired by names associated with red?
  • What Japanese name means red?
  • What Irish name means red?
  • Want something more unique?
  • Looking for red names that work as a pair?
  • Names for girls with red hair

Top boy names that mean red

  1. Adam: Hebrew origin, meaning son of the red earth
  2. Flynn: Irish origin, meaning son of the red-haired one
  3. Jasper: Persian origin, meaning bringer of treasure

Top girl names meaning red

  1. Auburn: English origin, meaning deep reddish brown
  2. Cherry: English origin, meaning red fruit
  3. Hazel: English origin, meaning Hazelnut tree
  4. Poppy: Latin origin, meaning red flower and gaining in popularity in the US
  5. Rose: English origin, meaning flower
  6. Rosie: English origin, meaning red roses
  7. Ruby: English origin, meaning deep red, precious stone
  8. Scarlett: English origin, meaning scarlet, red
  9. Sienna: Italian origin, meaning reddish shade of brown
  10. Gender-neutral names meaning red
  11. Carmine: Latin origin, meaning vivid red
  12. Corsen: Welsh origin, meaning a reed plant
  13. Ginger: English origin, and a nickname
  14. Phoenix: Greek origin, meaning dark red
  15. Rory: Irish origin, meaning red king
  16. Rowan: Gaelic origin, meaning rowan tree or little redhead. It can also be spelt Roan or Rowen
  17. Sorrell: French origin, meaning reddish brown

Want to be inspired by names associated with red?

  1. Autumn: Latin origin, meaning woods or the season we know as Fall
  2. Garnet: French origin, meaning pomegranate or gemstone
  3. Radcliff: English origin, meaning red cliff
  4. Raleigh: English origin, meaning red clearing or roe deer clearing
  5. Reed: English origin, meaning red-haired
  6. Rossa: Italian origin, meaning red
  7. Rubena: Esperanto origin, meaning ruby
  8. Rubina: Portuguese and Italian origin, meaning ruby
  9. Rudīte: Latvian origin, meaning red-haired
  10. Rufus: Latin origin, meaning redhead
  11. Russell: French origin, meaning redhead, fox-colored
  12. Rusty: French origin, meaning fox-colored

What Japanese name means red?

  1. Akako: meaning red
  2. Akane: meaning deep red, dye from the rubia plant
  3. Akari: meaning bright or vermilion red

What Irish name means red?

  1. Caera: meaning fiery
  2. Clancy: meaning red-haired warrior
  3. Corcoran: meaning ruddy-faced
  4. Derry: meaning like a red oak
  5. Flanagan: meaning red, ruddy
  6. Flann: meaning ruddy, red-haired
  7. Flannery: meaning descendant of Flannabhra
  8. Gilroy: meaning son of the red-haired servant
  9. Keegan: meaning fiery
  10. Redmond: version of Raymond, meaning wise protector
  11. Rogan: meaning redhead
  12. Roisin: meaning little rose
  13. Roone: meaning red-haired
  14. Rooney: meaning descendent of the champion
  15. Ruadhan: meaning red-haired
  16. Ruaidhrí: meaning red king

Want something more unique?

  1. Afra: Arabic origin, meaning whitish red
  2. Alhambra: Spanish origin, meaning the red one. It’s the name of a fortress in Granada, Andalusia
  3. Altan: Turkish origin, meaning red dawn
  4. Arusha: Sanskrit origin, meaning red horses
  5. Blaze: English origin, meaning fire
  6. Crimson: English origin, meaning rich deep red
  7. Edom: Hebrew origin, meaning red
  8. Gough: Welsh origin, meaning red
  9. Harkin: Gaelic origin, meaning red
  10. Kamala: Sanskrit origin, meaning lotus or pale red
  11. Miltiades: Greek origin, meaning red earth
  12. Omaira: Arabic origin, meaning long life or red
  13. Pyrrhus: Greek origin, meaning flame-colored, red
  14. Radley: English origin, meaning red meadow
  15. Reading: English origin, meaning son of the red-haired
  16. Rohit: Sanskrit origin, meaning red
  17. Roth: German origin, meaning redhead
  18. Rousseau: French origin, meaning little redhead
  19. Roy: French origin, meaning king
  20. Rudyard: English origin, meaning red enclosure
  21. Rufina: Latin origin, meaning red-haired
  22. Rumen: Macedonian origin, meaning ruddy, red-cheeked
  23. Rumo: Cornish origin, meaning red
  24. Shani: Hebrew origin, meaning scarlet
  25. Sohrab: Persian origin, meaning red water
  26. Titan: Latin origin, meaning red-haired
  27. Wapasha: Sioux origin, meaning red leaf

Looking for red names that work as a pair?

  1. Adam and Autumn
  2. Carmine and Crimson
  3. Cherry and Hazel
  4. Jasper and Garnet
  5. Keegan and Rooney
  6. Radcliff and Raleigh
  7. Reading and Redmond
  8. Rose and Poppy
  9. Rufus and Scarlett
  10. Sienna and Sorrell
  11. Titan and Phoenix

Names for girls with red hair

Do you have a little girl with beautiful strawberry blonde or red hair? Why not take some name inspiration from redhead heroines in history or fiction? Here are a few ideas:

  • Anne: after our beloved Anne Shirley from the novels by LM Montgomery
  • Ariel: the little mermaid from the classic Disney movie
  • Elizabeth: after Elizabeth I, Queen of England – a truly regal name
  • Ginny: for Ginny Weasley from the magical Harry Potter series
  • Grace: give your little one a swashbuckling start by naming her after the dashing Irish pirate Grace O’Malley
  • Merida: with a magnificent mane of red hair, Princess Merida is the star of the movie Brave
  • Ygritte: for any Game of Thrones fans out there, this could be the perfect name for your heroine in the making

We hope you’ve found some inspiration in our list of names that mean red. You might end up choosing a name (or at least a shortlist of names!) before you meet your little one. Or, of course, you may be waiting for that moment where you look into their eyes to decide.

Either way, we hope our list has given you some food for thought. And, if you’re looking for some other cute baby names, check out our list of the 150 cool baby names for more ideas.

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