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What does Amathyst mean?

Amathyst Pronunciation of Amathyst [am-ath-yst] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and Amathyst means "precious purple jewel". Amathyst is an alternate spelling of Amethyst (Greek): according to ancient Greek superstition.

Associated with: greek, precious, purple (violet).


Amathyst has 2 variants: Amethist and Amethiste.

1 more alternative form via Amethyst: Amatista.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Amathyst?

Amathyst is an unusual first name for women. Amathyst is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Amethyst (#1690 from recent data) is the only popular varying form of Amathyst (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Amethiste, are uncommon. This form of Amathyst was popular as a baby name presently (#1690). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amethyst in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amathyst and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agatha, Agathe, Agathi, Alathea, Alathia, Amahl, Amahla, Amaliya, Amalthea, Amaltheia, Amaly, Amalya, Amalyna (see Amelia), Amalyne, Amalyta, Amandy, Amantha, Amargot (see Amara), Amaris, Amarissa, Amarit, Amata, Amaya, Amity, Anath and Arethusa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Amathyst.

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