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Esmeralda meaning and name origin

Esmeralda \e-smeral-da, es-mera-lda\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Em, Emmie, Emerald, Emerant, Emeraude, Esma, Esmaralda, Esmarelda, Esmaria, Esmee, Esmerelda, Esmie, Esmiralda, Esmiralde, Esmirelda, Ezmeralda, Ezzie, Lala, Lolly, Marilda and Smeralda.

For more information, see also related names Esme and Meralda.

A suggested similar baby name is Emeralda.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Esmeralda.


Popularity of Esmeralda

Esmeralda is a very popular first name for females (#779 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Esmeralda name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Esmeralda with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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