Meaning and Name Origin
Diamond \di(a)-mo-nd\ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Diamond) is pronounced DIE-mund. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Diamond is "of high value; brilliant". The gemstone first used as a given name in the 1890s. The gem is the birthstone for April.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Emerald.
Diamond is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2283 out of 4276, Top 53%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#1648 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Diamond for girls. Diamond was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #150 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #890 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Diamond and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Diamond (#890 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 is Emerald. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1994 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Diamond and Emerald becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)