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Emerald

What does Emerald mean?

Emerald Pronunciation of Emerald [emer-ald] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Emerald is "precious gemstone". Jewel name: Emerald is the birthstone for May. See also Pearl, Ruby and Diamond. Esmeralda is the Spanish form. English socialite Emerald Cunard.

Associated with: precious.

Variations

Emerald has 6 variants: Em, Emeralda, Emeraldina, Emeraude, Emmarald and Esmeralda.

7 more relations via Diamond, Esmeralda, Pearl, Ruby: Emerant, Esmaralda, Esmerelda, Esmiralda, Esmiralde, Ezmeralda and Smeralda.

Creative forms:
(female) Emerel, Erald, ..

(male) Emerel, Emerrad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emerald Renee (E.R.), ..

How popular is Emerald?

Emerald is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3134 out of 4276, Top 73%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#114852 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Emerald entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #768 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1256 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ruby (#83 last year), Esmeralda (#369), Pearl (#628) and Diamond (#1030) are the prominent alternative forms of Emerald (#1256 last year). These relations of Emerald were favored as birth names in the 1910s (adoption of 1.1%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.4%, 67%), with forms such as Diamond becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emerald, Diamond, Esmeralda, Pearl, Ruby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Elmera, Emali, Emelda, Emeli, Emelly, Emely, Emer, Emera, Everil and Everilda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emerald.

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in meaning and etymology.

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