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What does Amethyst mean?

Amethyst Pronunciation of Amethyst [amethyst] as a girls' name is pronounced AM-uh-thist. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Amethyst is "precious purple jewel". According to ancient Greek superstition, an amethyst protected its owner against the effects of strong drink. The amethyst is the birthstone for February.

Associated with: greek, precious, purple (violet), ancient (old), strong, drink (water).


Amethyst has 4 variants: Amathyst, Amatista, Amethist and Amethiste.

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How popular is Amethyst?

Amethyst is an unusual first name for women. Amethyst is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Amethyst was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #1561 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #1690 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amethyst outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Agetha, Aletha, Alethea, Alethia, Alexys, Ameliya, Amelya, Amelyna (see Amelia), Amelyne, Amelyta (see Amelia), Amey, Amity, Anett, Aretha and Arethusa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Amethyst.

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