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What does Ember mean?

Ember Pronunciation of Ember [em-ber] as a girls' name. From the word that has become fashionable as a given name, though sometimes it may be a respelling of Amber.


3 alternative forms via Amber: Ambar, Ambre and Ambur.

Creative forms:
(female) Embera, Emeber, ..

(male) Emar, Emel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ember Temperance (E.T.), ..

How popular is Ember?

Ember is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#96480 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ember was first listed in 1997 and reached its top rank of #366 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Amber (#334 the previous year) and Ambar are the prominent alternative forms of Ember (#366 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ambur, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Ember was widespread among parents 35 years ago (median #1290) and has become significantly less since (#900, down 94%). Amber has generally been popular among parents, though Ember has become popular as well over time, while Amber used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ember, Ambar, Amber in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ebbe, Eimer, Elbe, Emer, Emera, Emme, Emmet, Emmey, Ester and Kimber. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ember.

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