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One form of ThemeNaming is to name characters after colors. The colors may reflect their personalities (for example, red being violent and white being innocent), but there is often no correlation at all.

A popular trait for groups of ColorCodedCharacters, particularly {{Sentai}} teams.

See also ColorCharacter, when a character incorporates the name of a color into [[SecretIdentity the name of of a superhero or masked hero]].



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' has Silver Crow, Lime Bell, Cyan Pile, Red Rider, Scarlet Rain, Cherry Rook, Yellow Radio, Green Grandee, Blue Knight, Purple Thorn, White Cosmos, Ivory Tower, Orchid Oracle, Crimson Kingbolt, Coral Merrow, Orange Raptor, Violet Dancer, etc.
* ''Anime/ActionHeroineCheerFruits'', a series that {{Homage}}s Franchise/SuperSentai, naturally makes use of this. The cast includes Ann '''Aka'''gi (red), Mikan '''Ki'''se (yellow), Mana '''Midori'''kawa (green), Genki and Yuki '''Ao'''yama (blue), Hatsuri '''Momo'''i (pink), Roko '''Kuro'''ki (black) and Kanon '''Shi'''mura (purple). Naturally, when the girls put on a {{Tokusatsu}} stage show, [[ColorCodedSecretIdentity they all wear the appropriate colored costume]]. The group's leader Misaki Shirogane is the OddNameOut since the other girls just blatantly have the kanji for their respective colors in their names while her name uses homophones[[note]]"shiro" can mean white while "shirogane" can mean either silver or platinum, but the kanji used mean "roots of the castle"[[/note]]; she still gets in on it by playing a character ''named'' "Platinum" who wears a white costume.
* The characters of ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' are named after traditional Japanese colours, which are often reflected in their designs, e.g. 'kon' is a dark blue colour, and the character Kon has blue eyes and favours blue clothes.
* The two main characters of ''Manga/AnoKoNiKisuToShirayuriWo'' are named Shiramine Ayaka (shira meaning "white") and Kurosawa Yurine (kuro meaning "black") − although ironically, despite their names Ayaka is black-haired while Yurine is blonde.
* The Weston Academy Prefects in ''Manga/BlackButler'' - Edgar Redmond, Laurence Bluer, Gregory Violet, and Herman Greenhill.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Byakuya was designed to be a contrast to Ichigo. Ichigo's family name is "Kurosaki" which means "Black Promontory" and Byakuya's name is centred around the meaning for "white". His family name "Kuchiki" also means "rotting wood". During their final battle, Ichigo's power is jet black and Byakuya's power is pure white. They're fighting on top of a dark promontory surrounded by a forest of white, dead trees.
** The Kuchiki family is all centred around colour naming. Ginrei's name means "silver", Byakuya's name means "white" and Byakuya's deceased father was called Soujun, a name meaning "Green/blue".
** Lampshaded in-universe: Ukitake keeps buying Hitsugaya gifts which annoys the younger captain. When Hitsugaya finally managed to get Ukitake to explain why, Ukitake pointed out that they both have white hair, and that his name is Juu''shirou'' and Hitsugaya's name is Tou''shirou'' making them both ''Shirou-chan''.[[note]]"Shirou" means "white" so "Shirou-chan" would be the equivalent of calling someone "Snowy" or "Whitey"[[/note]] Hitsugaya isn't impressed.
* Numerous characters have color-coded names in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan.'' Notably, the Gun-swordsmen's last names refer to their color. Thus, Melan is "Melan Blue."
* Several major characters in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' have the word 'red' in their names. Lelouch Lamperouge's surname is French for 'red lamp'. Suzaku Kururugi's first [[NamesTheSame name is the same]] as that of a [[TheFourGods mythical scarlet bird]]. Kallen's Japanese surname, Kouzuki, is written with the kanji for 'crimson moon'.
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', those who work for the Syndicate have color-themed code names, mostly in Chinese. There's Hei (black), Yin (silver), Bai (white), Huang (yellow), and Amber (obvious), to name a few.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': The most notable example is Shuichi Akai. "Akai" means "red" and many chapters and cases he appears have "red" or "scarlet" in the title. Overall, his name is a ShoutOut to both Char Aznable himself from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam, who is nicknamed "Red Comet" due to his red [[HumongousMecha Zaku]], and to Char's seiyuu Creator/ShuichiIkeda. Shuichi Akai eventually becomes TheDanza.
* The Red Ribbon Army in ''Manga/DragonBall'' has such soldiers as: General Brown, Colonel Silver, General White, Sergeant Murasaki (purple), General Blue, Colonel Violet, General Copper, Adjutant Black, and Commander Red. Even Tao Pai Pai fits the pattern, since his name means "peach-white-white". Androids 17 and 18 (created by former Red Ribbon scientist Dr. Gero) also fit in, as their real names are Lapis and Lazuli (named after the deep blue gem), though [[AllThereInTheManual this wasn't revealed until an interview decades after the manga finished]].
* The Cthuwulf in the ''Anime/{{Iczer}}'' series. Named characters are Cobalt, Sepia, Sir Violet, Sister Grey, and Commander Magenta (from the ''Golden Warrior Iczer-One'' manga).
* ''Anime/JewelpetKiraDeco'': the Kira Deco 5 are a {{Sentai}} team that have colors both in their civillian names and code names; '''Pink''' Ohmiya (Shiny Pink), Retsu '''Aka'''gi (Burning Red), '''Blue''' Knight Ozaki (Blue Knight Blue), '''Midori''' Akagi (Smart Green) and '''Ki'''ichi Furano (Slow Life Yellow).
* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'': Our heroes' [[{{FightingSpirit}} Stands]] fit the bill: Star ''Platinum'', Hermit ''Purple'', Magician's ''Red'', Hierophant ''Green'', and ''Silver'' Chariot. A few early villains' Stands do the same (such as ''Dark Blue'' Moon and ''Ebony'' Devil).
** ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo'': Meanwhile, later on in the series, Giorno's Stand is called ''Gold'' Experience [[spoiler: later, ''Gold'' Experience Requiem]]. Alternately, in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven'', it's referred to as ''Golden'' Wind [[spoiler: or ''Golden'' Wind Requiem]] (a literal translation of Part 5's title) to avoid [[{{ShoutOut}} copyright infringement]] with the Music/{{Prince}} album.
* In ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', all plot-relevant character from Teikou with the exception of Sanada have names spelled with colors. And with the exception of Nijimura, they all [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow have matching hair and eye colors]]. Haizaki is a subversion that he ''used'' to have [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow hair color match his eye]], but in highschool dye his hair black.
** Kuroko, "Kuro"/Black (blue hair and eyes despite the "black" kanji in his name)
** Kise, "Ki"/Yellow
** Midorima, "Midori"/Green
** Aomine, "Ao"/Blue
** Murasakibara, "Murasaki"/Purple
** Akashi, "Aka"/Red
** Momoi, "Momo"/Pink
** Haizaki, "Hai"/Gray/Ash
** Nijimura, "Niji"/Rainbow
** Shirogane "Shiro"/White
* In the ''[[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda: Four Swords]]'' manga, Link wields the Four Sword, which [[LiteralSplitPersonality splits him into four versions of himself]], each wearing a different-colored tunic. There's [[TheHero Green]], [[TheLancer Blue]], [[TheChick Red]], and [[TheSmartGuy Vio, which is short for Violet]].
* Everyone in ''Manga/MagicKaito'' has this: black (''Kuro''ba), blue (''Ao''ko), red (''Aka''ko), yellow (''Kou''nosuke) white (''Haku''ba), silver (''Gin''zou), and pink (''Momo''i).
* In ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'' ''all'' characters have a colour in their surname, usually in Japanese. The list[[note]]written in full on the work page[[/note]] consists of at least 22 characters with unique colours (there are more characters, but some aren't named, and some are related).
* ''Manga/MitsuboshiColors'' stars three girls who identify respectively with the colors red, yellow and blue, and whose known family names are '''Aka'''matsu (red) for Yui and '''Ki'''se (yellow) for Sat-chan. It's safe to assume that Kotoha's surname starts with '''Ao''' (blue).
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Many characters have a color in their names, like '''Kuro'''mine (black), '''Shira'''gami (white), '''Ai'''zawa (blue) or Mikan (orange − although it's the fruit).
* The Three Admirals in ''Manga/OnePiece'' follow this as well: [[InvokedTrope Their code-names]] are ''Aka''inu (Red Dog), ''Ao''kiji (Blue Pheasant) and ''Ki''zaru (Yellow Monkey). Also a case of ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming, as a dog, pheasant, and monkey were the animals that accompanied the folk hero Momotaro on his journey.
** The next two admirals are called ''Fuji''tora (Purple Tiger) and ''Ryoku''gyu (Green Bull).
** In tenth movie ''[[Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld Strong World]]'', Shiki's main crewmembers have a color in their name. Golden Lion Shiki. Doctor Indigo. Scarlett.
* The Pokédex holders from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' are named for the video game editions that they're from. So the Generation I protagonists are named Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow; two of the three from Gen II are Gold and Silver (the third, Crystal, isn't a color); Gen III has Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald; and Gen V has Black and White in the first arc and Black-Two and Whi-Two (Blake and Whitley in the English translation) in its second, plus side characters Cheren and Bel (Slavic for black and white; in English Bel's name gets swapped out for the Italian equivalent, Bianca).
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure''
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' actually ''gained'' this trope in the English dub, with Nagisa becoming Natalie Blackstone and Honoka becoming Hannah Whitehouse.
*** In fact, Honoka's original surname is Yukishiro, meaning "snow castle", but if "shiro" is written differently, the meaning becomes "snow white".
*** Nagisa had it in the original too. "Misumi" was spelled with the kanji "sumi", which means "black ink".
** ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' has a similar theme. The first two Pretty Cures are Love ''Momo''zono and Miki ''Ao''no. The remaining two, Inori Yamabuki and Setsuna Higashi, don't follow this theme (Setsuna and her former comrades are named after speed and cardinal directions).
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'': four of the five Cures have their signature colors in their names: '''Aka'''ne Hino, Yayoi '''Ki'''se, Nao '''Midori'''kawa and Reika '''Ao'''ki.
* Almost everyone in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has the kanji for a color somewhere in their names. ''Aka''shiya [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Moka]] (red), ''Ao''no [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Tsukune]] (blue), ''Shira''yuki [[AnIcePerson Mizore]] (white), ''Kuro''no [[HornyDevils Kurumu]] (black), [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Morioka]] ''Gin''ei (silver) and [[CuteWitch Sendou]] ''Yukari'' (written with the kanji for "[[SupernaturalIsPurple purple]]"). These colors are appropriate for the characters, such as Mizore having [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] and Gin being a werewolf.
* In Anime/SamuraiFlamenco, all the Flamengers (With the sole exception of the main character and Red Ranger Masayoshi Hazama) have the word for their respective colors at the beginning of their last names (Soichi '''Ao'''shima, Sakura '''Momo'''i, Hekiru '''Midori'''kawa and Anji '''Kuro'''ki.)
* The girls of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' are all named after [[EdibleThemeNaming plants or desserts]], and their last names follow the pattern of Color [[LocationThemeNaming Place]] (Momomiya = Peach Shrine, Midorikawa = Green River, etc.)

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Ravens, very obscure vampiric foes of the original ComicBook/XFactor, all had color names: Crimson, Azure, Coral, Cerise, Beryl, Ruby, and Cobalt.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/SuperSentaiVsPowerRangersTheLiveblog'', [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Radiguet]]'s six monsters are all named after a color in Japanese and their main elemental powers: '''Ak'''ire (red fire), '''Ao'''cean (blue ocean), '''Midor'''ungle (green jungle), '''Momo'''rtex (pink vortex), Dar'''kuroi''' (black darkness), and '''Ki'''thunder (yellow thunder).
* Creator/AAPessimal takes a look at the ''[[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons Captain Scarlet]]'' world in the story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5504060/1/When-the-War-is-Over When The War Is Over]]''. Spectrum needs a ''lot'' of operatives. But the English language has only a limited number of colour terms. How do you get past the bottleneck and get employee numbers up to establishment? The tale discusses various imaginative ways to name new officers...

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Mr. Blue, Mr. Grey, Mr. Brown and Mr. Green (note that these are all quite normal American surnames) from ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' contained an {{homage}} to ''Pelham'' with Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White. (Although, to be fair, these names were assigned aliases deliberately chosen to adhere to a theme.) Some guy on some other job is Mr. Purple according to Joe, or he was just claiming so to shut down Mr. Pink's complaints about his alias.
* In ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', Mr. White's employer is a certain Dominic Greene, and one of Greene's subordinates is a Mr. Slate.
* Coincidentally occurs among a few cast members of ''Film/SchoolOfRock'': Jack ''Black'', Mike ''White'', Sarah ''Silver''man, Jordan-Clair ''Green'' and Rebecca ''Brown''.
* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': The members of Thanos's "Black Order" squad all have names evocative of the color black: '''Corvus''' Glaive ("corvus" is the Latin name for ravens, which are black), '''Ebony''' Maw, Cull '''Obsidian''', and Proxima '''Midnight'''.

* In ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Thief of Time]]'', after [[spoiler: the Auditors take human form en masse]], they name themselves after various colours, possibly a nod towards ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Since there's so many of them, they're hard pressed for available colors, such as one furiously arguing that yes, dark avocado is a color so shut up. Not to mention arguing over which colors are higher in hierarchy and trying to take them for themselves.
* There is a famous series of picture books from Sweden about three [[MaidenAunt unmarried sisters sharing a house]]. While not their real names, they are always called after the colours they wear: Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender. Their neighbour is similarly known as Uncle Blue.
* In the Casson family series, all four children are named after colours, their parents being artists. The eldest is Cadmium Gold, and the colour yellow sums up her personality pretty well, she is bright, cheerful and [[FriendToAllLivingThings everyone likes her]]. Her younger brother Indigo (dark blue) is quieter, thoughtful and sensitive. He also likes to watch the starry sky at night. Saffron on the other hand is a proud, independent girl who feels lonely and isolated since she found out that she was adopted when her mother, her stepmother's twin sister, died. Saffron is outspoken, direct and can be quite harsh at times. It is said that she resembles Cadmium, meaning she is very pretty. The youngest is Permanent Rose, an adorable, very stubborn girl and the artist of the family. She nearly died when she was born, so her mother named her Permanent Rose, as a promise that she would stay.
* From the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series: Aubrey and his friend and fellow post-captain Heneage Dundas discuss the captain of ''HMS Iris'', who not only wants to dress his bargemen in the colors of the rainbow (due to the connotation of his ship's name), but specifically seeks out sailors ''named'' for said colors: e.g., with surnames like "Scarlett," "White," or "Green." He offered Dundas a brass "chaser" cannon in exchange for one of his sailors whose name was Blew. (Dundas declined, sharing with Aubrey a dislike for "costumed" bargemen.)
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', the first part of cats' names come from things a forest cat would know, such as plants, animals, and natural objects. They also use a lot of colors -- every basic color except purple and pink. They even use some more unusual colors, such as "golden", "silver", "copper", "russet", "tawny", "amber", and "fallow". Oddly enough, out of over 1000 characters, "white" is the most common prefix of all, and even "fallow" got used about five times, but "brown" only got used once, and the cat in question disappeared from the cast list before recieving his warrior name.
* ''Literature/TheGoodTheBadAndTheMediochre''. Mediochre himself insists his name is a shade of red. His boss is named Kiwi, a shade of green. The dragon he encounters is named Deep Ocean, which she tells him is a shade of blue. The BigBad uses the code name 'Sapphire', another shade of blue.
* Each of stories that make up ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'' is named in "[color] [X]" pattern, such as ''Black Gold'', ''Blue Blood'' or ''Crimson Wake''.
* Literature/RoTeO has a TV show called ''Crimson'' which is crucial to the plot. In it, there's the titular thief Crimson and the White Knight (a {{Kaitou}}).
* All four of ''Literature/TheUltraViolets'' are named after colours: Iris, Cheri, Scarlet, and Opaline.
* In ''Literature/{{Domina}}'', Akane and her sisters all have color names: Midori (green), Shiro (white), Murasaki (violet), and Akane (red). The trend apparently started with Midori: Despite being pure-blooded Japanese, she has green eyes, which are ''extremely'' rare. It seems like the rest were just named to fit the theme.
* ''Literature/TheYoungAncients'': The Ancients, a group of immortal test-tube babies who each take charge of rebuilding a continent in their image AfterTheEnd all take their favorite colors as their names, having started out with only alphanumeric strings. Over time, several add to them like Laura Grey, Derren Brown, and Burkes Laird[[TheArchmage Gren]]. Others include White, Black, Red, Orange, and Blue. Once the protagonist gets recognized by the Ancients as an equal, they take to calling him Purple, again for his favorite color.
* Three of TheFourHorsemenOfTheApocalypse in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' have taken on human identities, all referring to the colour of their horse in ''Revelation'': War is initially Scarlett, but later adopts a new identity as Carmina "Red" Zuigiber; Famine is Dr Raven Sable; and Pollution goes through a series of OnlyKnownByTheirNickname identities called Chalky, Snowy, Blanco, etc.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The vast majority of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows feature color-based codenames for its heroes, to the point that it's easier to name the handful of exceptions where they ''don't'' use color-based codenames (which are ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'', ''Series/BattleFeverJ'', ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'', ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman'', ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', ''Series/ResshaSentaiToQger'',''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' and ''[[Series/KaitouSentaiLupinrangerVsKeisatsuSentaiPatranger Keisatsu Sentai Patranger]]'').
** A couple of ''Sentai'' series (''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'' and ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'') worked this in even the heroes' civilian names. Even ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', an ''unofficial'' Sentai series joined in on this trend.
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' has the title character, who in a subversion of color-related norms is female. Several other animal characters are also named for their colors, such as the puppies Magenta and Green, and kittens Orange and Periwinkle.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' Act Zero has the three policemen Kuroi (black), Shiroi (white) and Akai (red).
* Members of MAC in ''Series/UltramanLeo'' include '''Kuro'''da (black), '''Aka'''ishi (red), '''Ao'''shima (blue), '''Shira'''kawa & '''Shira'''ido (white), and '''Momo'''i Haruko (pink). [[spoiler: By the way, all these individuals died violently.]]

* Two of Eir Aoi's studio albums are named after translations of the word "blue", which is also part of her surname (Ao). They are ''Blau'' (German) and ''d'Azur'' (French).

* All of the rivals in ''Pinball/BanzaiRun'' follow this theme: Green Machine, Blue Beard, Yellow Belly, and Red Hot.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'', all code names are colours: Captain Scarlet, Lieutenant Green, Colonel White, and so on.

* New Zealand's UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion team is called the All Blacks, and other national sporting teams have followed their lead: the All Whites (soccer), Tall Blacks (Basketball), and Black Caps (Cricket). Their netball team, the Silver Ferns, may also count.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Cluedo'' (known as ''Clue'' in America) has all the main characters named after the colors of the pawns used in the older versions (Miss Scarlet, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Prof. Plum, Mr. or Rev. Green, and Col. Mustard). The victim's name is Dr. Black (though changed to Mr. Boddy in the American version). Extended versions and variations keep with the trend, naming characters after other colors. There was Miss Peach, Mme. Rose, M. Brunette, Capt. Brown, Inspector Brown, Rusty (also brown), Sgt. Gray, Mr. Slate-Gray, Lord Gray, Lady Lavender, Prince Azure, and Mrs. Meadow-Brook (blue-green), though of course (since some colors are repeated) they're not all used in the same variations.
** And in the French version: Dr. Lenoir (the victim), Dr./Rev. Olive (Rev. Green), Prof. Violet (Prof Plum), Mlle Rose (Miss Scarlet), Mme Leblanc (Mrs. White), Mme Pervenche (Mrs. Peacock)... And Col. Mustard, whose name was literally translated.
* The ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game has the DarkWorld archetype, each of which has a name similar to that of a color. They all have the common tie in that their effects depend on being discarded from the player's hand by the opponent.
** Latinum: Platinum or white
** Goldd: Gold, or yellow.
** Siilva: Silver, or gray.
** Scarr: Scarlet, or red.
** Gren: Green.
** Renge: Orange.
** Zure: Azure, or blue.
** Beiige: Beige, or brown.
** Celuri: Cerulean, or cyan.
** Snoww: Snow, or white.
** Reign-Beaux: Rainbow. Incidentally, he's the strongest of the bunch.
** Grapha: Graphite or grey. He's stronger then Reign-Beaux.
* Most of the original Space Marine chapters in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' were named for their armour colours, only later developing personalities, traits, idiosyncracies and histories of their own. These being the Blood Angels (blood red), Flesh Tearers (dark red), Ultramarines (blue), Space Wolves (grey), Dark Angels (black), Whitescars (white), Silver Skulls (bright silver), Iron Hands (dark silver) and Rainbow Warriors (blue with a rainbow slash on the helmet).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first generation of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games have color-themed town names (playing the games on the SNES's Super Game Boy or through one of the ''Stadium'' games on the N64 yields a different color scheme for each town based on the name).
** The second generation games combine this with theme naming based on plants - for example, Ecruteak (teakwood and the color ecru), Cianwood (wood in general and cyan), and Mahogany (both a type of wood and a color derived from it).
** Red and Blue are the main characters of the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue original games]]. A character named Leaf (after "[=LeafGreen=]") was added in the remakes as it adds the ability to choose the [=PC's=] gender found in later games (storywise, she's pretty much just [[DistaffCounterpart Red, but female]]). The sequels, ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold and Silver]]'', have Gold (later renamed Ethan), Kris, and Silver as main characters. It wasn't until after that generation that they stopped naming characters after colors.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Two]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite generations]] got color-named games - the others are named after valuable minerals, which also have homonymous colors (except Crystal and Diamond).
*** All of the Seven Sages in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are named after colours of the rainbow... except for Ghetsis, who shares MusicalThemeNaming (G-C#) [[spoiler:with his son N]].
*** Cheren and Bianca, also from ''Black'' & ''White'', complement each other in both personalities and names - Cheren is Slavic for black, Bianca is Italian for white.
*** Hugh from ''Black 2'' and ''White 2'', whose name is derived from "hue".
* All of the main cast and some supporting characters from VideoGame/CromaHeroes has the name of a color. Even towns and other places follow the theme, such as Brush, Hue, Canvas, Inky mines and Watercolor Port.
* ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' examples include Ash, Walnut, Canary, Scarlet, and I'm fairly sure Marona, Castile and Sulphur count as well. Of course there are others.
** To specify, the characters are named after wood hues (though some just have normal colors as their names) Marona is derived from the french world from Maroon, Ash is synonymous with grey/black, Scarlet is a shade of red (and Sienna, a yellow-brown) and Canary (a one man AnimalWrongsGroup) is named from Canary Yellow. Of cuse some don't match this pattern (Namely Raphael and Sprout). Other characters with color names include Chief Editor Indigo, Sienna's assistant, Murasaki (Japanese for purple). Marona's mother is Jasmine, and Walnut's real name is Faded.
** Most unique abilities for characters are also color themed. Marona's family has the ability "Chartreuse". Scarlet the Brave and Walnut have "Psycho Burgundy", Raphael's ability "Heliotrope" (Pink), Sprout's "Dark Eboreous" (Ebony), Flame's "Cobalt Blues", Fox's "Viridian Copper", Lierre's "Myosotis" (The color of forget-me-nots), and Drab's "Mega Crocus" (A color of lilies)
* In ''Videogame/{{Touhou}}'', Chen, Ran, and Yukari's names mean Orange, Indigo, and Violet respectively. Each name's color's position on the electromagnetic spectrum corresponds to its owner's power level with violet being the strongest and orange being the weakest.
** And then there are [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Scarlet sisters]], and [[FanNickname Lily Black]], who is Lily White {{cosplay}}ing, or [[{{Fanon}} a completely different character]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', you get to engage with the Cinquleur (from cinq couleurs, five colours in French), whose names are Ruuj (red), Bliu (blue), Verre (green), Nware (black), and Blanch (white), each representing their job class. Unfortunately the enemy sprite colors don't match the names.
* Both the Erusean Air Force and the Belkan Air Force from ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' use colours for squadron names, though Belka uses the German versions. In an aversion of the LawOfChromaticSuperiority, Yellow Squadron is Erusea's elite unit.
* '''Every major character''' in ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' is named after a color, with the exception of Pink's two sidekicks, as well as Smash Daisaku.
* RED and BLU of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', natch (which doubles as FunWithAcronyms). Other fronts for the organizations seen in the in-game signage also follows this convention (such as Red Bread and Blue Corn in the Granary map), as do the names of their founders, Redmond and Blutarch Mann.
** Continuing the trend is the [[CainAndAbelAndSeth third brother]], Gray Mann, and his [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter]] Olivia (olive green).
* The villains of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' are called Rosso (red) the Crimson, Azul (blue) the Cerulean, Shelke (amber) the Transparent, Nero (black) the Sable and Weiss (white) the Immaculate.
* Red and Blue, heroes of ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterG'', are members of an entire family of color-based names. Other characters are exempt from the theme, though.
* ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'' brings us twins Blue and Rouge, as well as Red, who seems to be an expy of the ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterG'' character.
* All of the characters of ''VideoGame/{{VVVVVV}}'' are named after colors. For bonus points, all of their names also start with the letter "V" (Viridian, Vermilion, Violet, etc.; hence the game's title).
* ''VideoGame/ThePath'': All the girls' names are variations on "Red": Robin, Rose, Ginger, Ruby, Carmen, and Scarlet.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has a colourful music theme of the 'bell' type {{Heartless}} (Red Nocturne, Blue Rhapsody, Yellow Opera and Green Requiem in the first game and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''; Crimson Jazz, Silver Rock, and Emerald Blues in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'').
** [[GoddamnBats About a dozen more]] were added in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''.
* In ''VideoGame/NazoNoMurasamejo'', the four lesser castles are named Aosame, Akasame, Ryokusame and Momosame, which respectively contain the Japanese words for blue, red, green and pink.
* The three high school friends from ''VideoGame/JackFrench and the 7 Dwarfs'': Michel ''Lebrun'' (French for "brown"), Sam ''Black'' and Will ''White''.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Kirby]]'': [[GreenHillZone Green Greens]], [[DeathMountain Red Canyon]], [[PalmtreePanic Orange Ocean]], [[RemixedLevel Purple Plants]]...the list goes on(maybe).
** ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' features worlds that are named after the 7 colors of the rainbow. [[note]]They are: Green Valley, Yellow Dunes, Indigo Ocean, Blue Sky Palace, Orange Woodland, Red Volcano and Purple Fortress. [[/note]]
* The three siblings from ''Detana!! VideoGame/TwinBee'' are named after their respective colors: namely Light (Blue), Pastel (Pink) and Mint (Green).
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'': The protagonist is named Red, while two antagonists who claim Red is related to them are named Blanck and Nero (White and Black).
* ''VideoGame/{{LiEat}}'' has Vermillion Town, Azure Town and Gold Town.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Runbow}}'', the main characters are named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSL_and_HSV the HSV color space]]. The default male PlayerCharacter is named Hue, the BigBad is named Satura(tion), and the default female player character is named Val(ue).
* Roughly half the characters in ''Exodus: Escape From Fort Bullwark'' are named after colors, from Carmine to Coral to Captain Bur-Gundy to the main character, Fuschia.
* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', the Slime enemies are named after their colour. This is dropped in the English traduction, in which they follow EdibleThemeNaming instead.
* The members of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil from ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' are named after the colours which corespond to their hair colours and one of TheFourGods of the Chinese mythology.
** For Kuroko, "kuro" means black, named after the Black Tortoise of the North.
** For Akane, "aka" means red, named after the Vermilion Bird of the South.
** For Aoi, "ao" means blue, named after the Azure Dragon of the East.
** For Shiromi, "shiro" means white, named after the White Dragon of the West.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': WordOfGod has [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large confirmed]] that, with only one exception, all characters in the show are named according to specific rules that are linked to colour associations. The exception is Professor Ozpin. The main characters are especially noted for their colour associations and how their names are associated with those colours: Ruby is red-themed and is based on Little Red Riding Hood; Weiss Schnee is white-themed and is based on Snow White (her name is German for "White Snow"); Blake is black-themed and her name comes from an Old English word referring to someone with black hair; Yang is yellow-themed, based on Goldilocks and has a name connected to the light of the sun. The episode "Field Trip" reveals there was once a war where corrupt leaders tried to ban art and all other forms of expression. Parents started naming their children after colors in defiance. After the war, the tradition stuck.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In the ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' Webcomic, the [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=470 squirrel sisters]] Scarlet, Amber, Jade and Violet. Though when written it's rather [[LeetLingo 5C4RL37, 4M83R, J4D3 and V10L37]].
* ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'': Michael Redford Green and his sister Blue.
* In ''Webcomic/ColourWheel'', all the named characters so far are named after their color scheme. Some are more blatant than others.
* In the (short-lived) WCI High, there was a trio of girls named Goldie, Sylvie, and Rusty.
* In ''Webcomic/PlusEV'', the mother's name is Violet. Her first daughter is Scarlett, which is a shade of red. And violet is a mixture of red and blue. So it was logical to give their second daughter a name that's a shade of blue, and thus she was named... Ultramarine!
* In ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'', [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/01-16.html Perrault remembers the red theme]] of Red's name.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', the first two succubi to become actual characters are Fuschia and Baby Blue -- whose hair and clothing are that color. Others of them have been given color nicknames by fans, and one, Sapphire, has been made official. Amber, a human, may have been inadvertent.
* ''Everyone'' in ''Webcomic/PastelDefenderHeliotrope''.
* The ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' spinoff Sticky Dilly Buns features sisters Amber and Ruby, hitting this and {{Rock theme naming}}

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In WebVideo/TheWithVoicesProject, All the [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSRV2j8i5ybbLiM4ZmFbtEvmJWHeZ7ifj Ib With Voices]] episodes are named for the colors of the walls of the rooms Ib is exploring during that particular episode.
* ''WebVideo/FranceFive'', being a parody of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', naturally follow the same format with its heroes: Red Fromage, Black Beaujolais, Blue Accordéon, Yellow Baguette, Pink à la mode.
* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', the Original Character Orange continues the color theme of the [[Franchise/DragonBall Red Ribbon Army Color Theme]] as he's the brother of Capt. Yellow), but he's also named after [[EdibleThemeNaming a citrus fruit]], as he's the rival of [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Lime]].
* In Jake Adelstein's [[https://boingboing.net/2010/08/10/yakuza-3-review.html article]] about the ''[[VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku]]'' videogame series, as reviewed by actual yakuza, he gives the yakuza members he interviewed the aliases "'''Shiro'''kawa" (white), "'''Kuro'''ishi" (black) and "'''Midori'''yama" (green) in the transcript to protect their identities.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is a very common way to designate mass transit lines. Different lines tend to have different colors on maps anyway, and simply calling them after their colors makes them easy to remember and less confusing to outsiders. Some examples:
** The UsefulNotes/WashingtonMetro has the Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.
** The UsefulNotes/ChicagoL has the Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Purple, Pink, Brown, and Yellow Lines.
** The UsefulNotes/TheT in Boston has Orange, Red, and Blue subway lines plus the Green Line, which is a subway/surface streetcar line, and the Silver Line, which is Bus Rapid Transit.
** The UsefulNotes/LosAngelesMetroRail has Blue, Red, Purple, Green, and Gold Lines of varying characters. There are other lines that do not adhere to the theme, however, like the Expo Line.
** The UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway doesn't use color names, however, the color of a route's emblem is indicative of which trunk line that service uses in Manhattan. Specifically, red emblem routes use the IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line, orange is for the IND Sixth Avenue Line, yellow is for the BMT Broadway Line, apple green is for the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, lime green is for the IND Crosstown Line, blue is for the IND Eighth Avenue Line, purple is for the IRT Flushing Line, light gray is used for the BMT Canarsie Line, and dark gray is used for shuttle services.
** The UsefulNotes/TwinCities' mass transit system has light rail Green and Blue Lines, an operational Bus Rapid Transit Red Line, and an under-construction Bus Rapid Transit Orange Line.
** The UsefulNotes/{{Portland}} Trimet MAX transit system has Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue Lines.
** The [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Tyne and Wear]] Metro has two lines, Yellow and Green.
** UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia|Subways}} has this--sort of. Because nothing about Philadelphia transit nomenclature is simple, here's a breakdown:
*** Philadelphia has two primary heavy-rail rapid transit lines, operated by the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). Officially, these are named for the streets they generally follow: one is called the Broad Street Line (because it follows Broad Street), and the other is called the Market-Frankford Line (because it mostly follows Market Street and Frankford Avenue). Real Philly people generally call the Broad Street Line the Subway (because it is underground for practically all of its length) and the Market-Frankford Line the "El" (short for "Elevated," because it is elevated outside of Center City[[note]]i.e. downtown[[/note]] and University City[[note]]a neighborhood immediately west of Center City so named because it is home to the [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague University of Pennsylvania]] and Drexel University[[/note]]). However, some materials refer to the Subway as the "Orange Line" and the El as the "Blue Line" because that is how they are universally colored on Philadelphia transit maps. Also, the signage and trim on the lines match the colors: Subway stations have signs with white lettering on orange and have trains with orange decorations and orange seats, while the El has signs with white lettering on blue and the trains have blue decoration and blue seats.
*** The SEPTA trolley (i.e. streetcar) system is universally colored green on transit maps. These have multiple different names, although the most heavily used are the Subway-Surface Lines that run from West and Southwest Philadelphia and into tunnels in University City and Center City. All the trolleys have green trim and green seats and the stations generally have white lettering on a green background. The trolley lines are sometimes called the Green Lines (a bit like Boston, actually), although nobody is really sure whether that refers to just the Subway-Surface ones.
*** The Norristown High Speed Line--a weird modernized dinosaur of a service, running bus-like service on dedicated rail after the fashion of the interurbans of old--is universally colored purple on transit maps and has white-on-purple signage. However, it doesn't have purple trim or seats, and is rarely called the "Purple Line."
*** The heavy-rail PATCO train to UsefulNotes/NewJersey is basically never called the "Red Line"--even though PATCO uses red very heavily in its branding and sand the line is universally colored red on Philadelphia/South Jersey transit maps.
** UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} has two light rail lines, designated Red and Blue. Additionally, many of the city's bus services use three busways (highways dedicated exclusively to bus traffic), which all have names, but are also assigned colors: the South Busway is yellow, the West Busway is green, and the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway is coded purple. The routes that run on those busways have letters designating the busway (so Routes P1 and P67 run on the East Busway, while Route G2 would be on the West).
** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}'s single heavy-rail rapid transit line is called the Red Line. Cleveland also has two premetro/light rail lines, designated Blue and Green.