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10 Baby Names Inspired By Numbers And Colours

These days, it doesn't really matter what the name of your baby is, as long as it isn't offensive or blacklisted (in certain countries, names can be banned from being used). In the 21st century, anything goes when it comes to naming your child with some people, mostly celebrities, pushing it that little bit further. In fact, the newest trend seems to take inspiration from numbers and colors, with such names featuring heavily in recent years.

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However, although it might sound a bit strange, some of them do sound okay. We'll let you decide. Here are 10 names inspired by numbers and colors.

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10 Lavender

The name, Lavender, has never really broken through as a common and successful name. However, it seems the name is set to break into the top 100,000 names for the first time ever. The origin of the name comes from the Lavender plant, which got its name from the old French word, "lavender" which means to wash.

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It is also known for its beautiful purple/bluey color and sweet-smelling scent. To make things even better, it is also the name of Matilda's best friend in the extremely successful Roald Dahl children's novel, Matilda. Yes, this name is surely going to be one of the standout names of the next few decades.

9 Octavio 

Names with numbers have become a common thing as of late, with Latin numbering even more popular. For instance, the name, Octavio, which is derived from the Latin "Octavus" meaning "eighth" is a firm favorite among new parents. Back in the day, the name was often given to the eighth born child in terms of birth order, or to a child who was born in the eight-month.

However, these days it doesn't matter who it is given to, although it does make quite a nice sentiment with regards to those born in August. Octavio Paz who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.

8 Blue

The name "Blue" is usually more attributed to a boy, although it can be used for a girl, with Beyonce's firstborn daughter named, Blue Ivy. The name first originated as a first name in the United States but was formally only used as a color. Yes, the most common use of the word "blue" was to refer to the shade as well as feeling bad, down or depressed.

The name is also used for pets, with dogs, in particular, being given this colorful name. Nevertheless, despite the name having a somewhat negative connotation, it is still on the rise and looks to continue.

7 Xanthe

The name, Xanthe (pronounced Zan-thee), goes all the way back to Greek mythology when it was used for a large number of civilians, people, and gods. Xanthe, which means "yellow," "golden" or "fair," is the female version of Xanthos and is solely used as a female first or middle name.

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Over the years, the name has taken several twists and turns with regards to its popularity. However, in recent years it has become extremely common, especially as a middle name. Nevertheless, despite its success as a first name, some people still avoid it due to the tricky pronunciation and spelling.

6 Eleven 

The name, Eleven, is probably one of the more recent trends, mostly down to the fact that it was featured on the extremely popular, Netflix hit, Stranger Things. As a result, Eleven, which is usually only thought of as a number, is now becoming a standout name over the last couple of years.

However, there seems to be more than meets the eye with the name, Eleven, with the name actually going all the back to the 1200s. Yes, the word, which means "one left" in old English, also implies "loyalty" after the remaining apostles were referred to the name after Judas had betrayed Jesus. Well, you learn something new every day.

5 Saffron

Saffron is mostly associated with the spice which is also known as the most expensive spice in the world. However, not only is it a pricey cooking spice, but saffron is also used for aromatic purposes as well as medicinal and ornamental causes. Since the 17th century, the word has also been used as a name, especially in Western Europe such as England and Scotland.

In fact, the name prominently rose in Scotland between 2005 and 2011 with several girls receiving the name. The name is also linked to the character of "Saffron" in the hilarious British comedy, Absolutely Fabulous.

4 Sixten

Sixten, which originally comes from Sweden, derives from the Swedish word of, "Sigher" meaning victory stone. The name regularly features among the top hundred Scandivnan boy's names each year and is especially common in the south of Sweden. Due to the special numbers, Sixten is usually given to those born on the sixth day of the tenth month or the tenth day of the sixth month.

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However, it is also given to those whose birthday does not feature the two numbers. These days, the name seems to be breaking from Sweden and becoming popular across the world. According to Nameberry, in 2018, Sixten was the 43rd most common name in the country.

3 Una

The name, Una, actually comes from two different backgrounds, with the Latin term meaning "one, only" and the old Irish meaning of lamb. However, it is likely that those who name their children, Una, are naming them after the word "one" rather than that of the farm animal.

The Latin use of the name has been around since the 16th century and was prominent during the Elizabethan era. Over the years, the name has dipped in and out of fashion but has recently made somewhat of a comeback. Yes, since 2001, the name has had a steady rise which seems only set to increase.

2 Fucshia 

The name, Fushia, has been disregarded as a name for years, with the word most associated with the color or flower instead. According to Fuchsia Flower, the Fuchsia plant, which was first discovered in the 17th century, was named after the German botanist, Leonhart Fuchs.

The color of the small plant varies, although it usually a dark red or pinky-purple, hence the now famed name of the color. Since then, the name has dipped in and out of favor with regards to first names, with some claiming that it is too brash to be considered a believable title. However, in this day and age, anything is possible, with the name now on the rise.

1 Seven

Sport has a number of significant numbers associated with it, from lucky numbers to numbers worn on the back of shirts. However, it is the number seven that has received the most notoriety and is now considered as lucky as a result. For example, the number seven is an elite number in the wonderful world of soccer, with English soccer team Manchester United famed for its successful players who have all famously donned the shirt.

One of those players was none other than David Beckham, who just so happened to name his youngest child, Harper-Seven, after his most treasured shirt number.

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