What does Emerald mean?
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.
(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)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Elmera, Emali, Emelda, Emeli, Emelly, Emely▲, Emer, Emera, Everil and Everilda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emerald.See names in meaning and etymology.