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What does Esmeralda mean?

Esmeralda /es-mer-al-da/ as a girls' name is pronounced ez-mer-AHL-dah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Esmeralda is "emerald".

From the word esmeralda for the prized green gemstone. This jewel name was first used in the 1880s and is more common than Emerald. The name was made famous in 1831 as the name of the gypsy girl loved by Quasimodo in Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".


Esmeralda has 21 variants: Em, Emerald, Emerant, Emeraude, Emmie, Esma, Esmaralda, Esmarelda, Esmaria, Esmee, Esmerelda, Esmie, Esmiralda, Esmiralde, Esmirelda, Ezmeralda, Ezzie, Lala, Lolly, Marilda and Smeralda.

Affiliated girl names: Esme and Meralda.

Esmeralda has 3 more related forms via Emerald: Emeralda, Emeraldina and Emmarald.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Emmeralda, Esmeralta, ..

(male) Esmeraled, Esmeralem, ..

How popular is Esmeralda?

Esmeralda is a very popular first name for females (#779 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#67725 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Esmeralda for girls. Esmeralda was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #133 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #376 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Esmeralda and corresponding names. Emerald (#1140 from current records), Emmie (#1150), Esma, Esme (#816) and Lala are the popular related forms of Esmeralda (#376 from current records). Usage of these forms of Esmeralda reached its peak in 1998 (average #1490) and is now significantly lower (#1247, 53%), with the form Esmeralda becoming less fashionable. Esme is the most trendy girl name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esmeralda, Emerald, Emmie, Esma, Esme, Lala in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amelda, Averilda (see Averil), Eldorada (see Eldora), Elmera, Elmeria, Elmerya (see Elmira), Emalia, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia, Emera, Esperance, Esperantia, Esperanza, Estefania, Estela, Estella, Estera, Estrella, Ethelda, Everhilda (see Averil), Everilda, Geralda, Gerarda, Giralda, Haralda, Himalda (see Imelda), Imalda, Imelda, Meranda, Romalda, Senalda, Serilda, Venerada and Ymelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Esmeralda.