Meaning and name origin
Amber \a-mber\ as a girl's name is pronounced AM-ber. Derived via Old French and Latin from Arabic "ambar". Amber is the English name for a semiprecious gem made from fossilized tree resin, and is also used to describe the gem's golden color. In Hindi, the name is derived from Sanskrit, meaning "the sky". Amber became popular in the 1960s due to the Kathleen Winsor novel and film, "Forever Amber". Model Amber Valletta.
Amber is a very popular first name for females (#139 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#41489 out of 88799, Top 47%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Amber for girls. Amber reached its highest rank of #13 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Amber and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amber (#309), Ember (#435), Amberly and Ebony. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Amberli. This name tends to be less commonly used than Amber.