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.
Esmeralda is a very popular first name for females (#779 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Esmeralda for girls. Esmeralda reached its highest rank of #133 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Esmeralda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Esmeralda (#376), Esme (#816), Lala, Emmie and Emerald. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Emeralda. This name tends to be less commonly used than Esmeralda.