24 Baby Names That Mean Colorful or Rainbow

24 Baby Names That Mean Colorful or Rainbow

Many parents want their children to have a name that sticks out from the crowd. Some parents choose names that have meanings that they want their child’s personality to emulate. If you want your child to be an exciting or vibrant person, choosing a name that means “colorful” might be the right choice for you.

The word “colorful” can mean lots of colors, vibrant, exciting, or lively. For example, someone who is eccentric or animated might be described as colorful. Rainbows are almost always associated with being colorful, so choosing a name that means “rainbow” is fitting for a colorful meaning, too.

The name Iris, typically used for girls, means “rainbow” and has a Greek origin. The goddess Iris was a messenger between the gods and humanity in Greek mythology, frequently traveling on rainbows. Irises are also a type of flower often grown in American gardens since they can withstand almost every climate in the country and come in almost every color.

The name Iridiana is also Greek and means “rainbow.” The use of the name has only been recorded a couple of hundred times since 1880, making it a unique alternative to the more common name, Iris.

For boys, the name Walken is a unique choice that means “rainbow.” It’s been used very few times in the United States, so it’s sure to be a name that will stand out.

Let’s take a look at several more names that mean colorful or rainbow.

Amitola

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Native American
Gender: Girl

Anuenue Akua

Meaning: Rainbow’s spirit
Origin: Hawaiian
Gender: Boy

Arcus

Meaning: The Goddess of rainbow
Origin: Jamaican
Gender: Girl

Arona

Meaning: Colorful
Origin: Maori
Gender: Girl

Avilion

Meaning: A golden rainbow
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Caihong

Meaning: A rainbow in the sky
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Chavatangakwunua

Meaning: Short rainbow
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Chitrachap

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Indian
Gender: Boy

Cozamalotl

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Aztec
Gender: Girl

Eirisse

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Gothic
Gender: Girl

Enfys

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Haricapa

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Indian
Gender: Boy

Iridiana

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Iris

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Isa

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Itzayana

Meaning: Rainbow lady
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Tangakwunu

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Kahli

Meaning: Rainbow part
Origin: Hawaiian
Gender: Unisex

Kahukura

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Maori
Gender: Girl

Neelkamal

Meaning: One of the rainbow colors
Origin: Indian
Gender: Girl

Ngan

Meaning: Range of the rainbow
Origin: Australian
Gender: Girl

Rainbow

Meaning: A natural phenomenon, a rainbow
Origin: United States
Gender: Girl

Sabrang

Meaning:  Rainbow
Origin: Indian
Gender: Unisex

Walken

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Noongar Aboriginal
Gender: Boy