Indigo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Indigo

Indigo

Pronunciation: IN-di-goh (key)

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Indigo has a powerfully creative/artistic image. Used for both boys and girls.

Indigo is NOT a girls name!It's not even unisex.The word itself is a masculine form.I can't imagine a girl named Indigo.It would be like naming a girl Bruno. <--- whilst -o is usually a male form of name there are always exceptions to the rule (such as Juno, Cleo ect), and Indigo definately sounds like a girls name, and not like a boys name. And Indie is definately a more feminine nicname.

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I have named my SON Indigo (he's known as Indi mostly) and can't understand why it is predominantly considered a girls name. Not only is the colour Indigo a very dark purply blue, which seems a very masculine colour to me, but the "O" ending is masculine sounding too - eg Hugo/Orlando/Marco... I can't think of another girls name with this ending and think in many languages the "O" ending is indeed considered masculine. It's a beautiful name for a boy or a girl, but I do wish so many books/web sites (including this one) didn't list it as only a femail name!!! I know there are other boys here in the UK named Indigo. It should be listed as gender unspecific.

This web site does list it as a unisex name.

Nicknames for Indigo: | Edit

Indie/Indy/Indi

Meanings and history of the name Indigo: | Edit

From the English word, meaning a deep blue or blue/purple.

Famous real-life people named Indigo: | Edit

Folk rock band the Indigo Girls

Indigo in song, story & screen: | Edit

Indigo, fictional character in Ntozake Shange's novel "Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo."

Indigo Walker was a female character in Australian soap home and away

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