Name for the 20th January- Indigo (male)

English: From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) “Indic, from India” (

Color names have joined flower and jewel names — in a big way — and this, a deep blue-purple dye from plants native to India, is particularly striking for both girls and boys. It’s the name of a character in the Ntozake Shange novel Sassafrass, CypressIndigo. (

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    Sophia said,

    My stepsister’s cousin is called Indigo. His siblings are called Gazelle (boy), Boonie (boy) and Ember (girl).

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      babynamelover said,

      Gazelle on a boy seems very feminine. Boonie is very interesting sounding. I used to love Ember a few years ago! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Sebastiane said,

    Indigo is a cool name, I must admit, I do prefer it on a girl, even though, in actuality, it has a masculine sound. It would make a great middle name. not sure how practical it is as a middle name.

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