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Page 1/3. 43 Jewel names and what they mean, for jewel, pearl, gem, birthstone for baby girls, listing 1-20.
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 ..
Amethyst .. (Greek) "Precious purple jewel." .. The amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Bijou .. (French) "Jewel." ..
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" ..
Cordula .. Also possibly from Welsh meaning "sea jewel" ..
Diamond .. The gem is the birthstone for April.
Emerald .. Jewel name: Emerald is the birthstone for May .. See also Pearl, Ruby and Diamond ..
Esmeralda .. This jewel name was first used in the 1880s and is more common than Emerald ..
Flordeperia .. (Spanish) "Flower of pearl."
Garnet .. It is the birthstone for January.
Ghita .. Diminutive of Margherita (Greek) "pearl".
Greta .. Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl" ..
Gretchen .. Variant of Margaret (Greek) "pearl".
Jade .. Jewel name: the green stone which was believed to have the magical power of providing protection against disorders of the intestines ..
Jearl Modern name: probably Pearl with a J- ..
Jewel .. "Plaything, delight." Literally, a precious gem .. The given name may derive from its use as a term of affection as well as the 19th century vogue for jewel names like Beryl and Ruby .. Pop singer Jewel.
Jumana .. (Arabic) "Silver pearl."
Amber, Diamond, Emerald, Esmeralda, Garnet, Gemma, Greta, Gretchen, Jade and Jewel are commonly used names, while Alumina, Amethyst, Bijou, Cameo, Ceinwen, Cordula, Flordeperia, Ghita, Jearl and Jumana are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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