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(See: Jewel Names)
11 Gem names and what they mean, for gem for baby girls, listing 1-11.
Alumina Mineral name: oxygen and aluminium form the substance called "corundum", which is the basis of such gems as ruby, sapphire, and amethyst ..
Amber .. Amber is the English name for a semiprecious gem made from fossilized tree resin, and is also used to describe the gem's golden color ..
Cameo .. From Italian "cammeo" (probably of Oriental origin) which refers to a gem portrait carved in relief ..
Ceinwen .. The plural "ceinion" means "beauties" or "gems", so the name is sometimes interpreted as "beautiful gems" ..
Diamond .. The gem is the birthstone for April.
Jewel .. Literally, a precious gem ..
Opal .. (Hindi, Sanskrit) "Gem, jewel." ..
Sapphire .. The Hebrew names Sapir and Saphira, like the English word and name Sapphire, are derived from the Hebrew term for the gem ..
Soraya .. (Persian, Arabic) "Gem, jewel." ..
Ula .. (Scandinavian, Celtic, Hawaiian) "Gem of the sea." ..
Amber, Diamond, Gemma, Jewel, Opal, Soraya and Ula are commonly used names, while Alumina, Cameo, Ceinwen and Sapphire are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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