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.more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Esmeralda for girls. Esmeralda was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #133 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #376 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Esmeralda and corresponding names. Emerald, Emmie, Esme (#816 from current records) 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 #788) and is almost as widespread today (#838, ▼23%), but with forms such as Emerald becoming less fashionable. Esmeralda is the most trendy girl name among these.
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Suggested similar baby names are Amelda, Averilda, Eldorada, Elmera, Elmeria, Elmerya, Emalia, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia▲, Emera, Esperance, Esperantia, Esperanza▼, Estefania▼, Estela▼, Estella▼, Estera, Estrella▼, Ethelda, Everhilda, Everilda, Geralda, Gerarda, Giralda, Haralda, Himalda, Imalda, Imelda, Meranda, Romalda, Senalda, Serilda, Venerada and Ymelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Esmeralda.