English indico, indigo from Latin indicum, Greek ἰνδικόν 'Indian', used to refer to blue Indian dye.
This word for the dye only came into use in England in the 16th C; it is extremely unusual to find it used as a given name.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1598 Indigo DEmar-vol2 p. 39;
1599 Indigo ibid. p. 41
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Indigo". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Indigo.