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What does Amber mean?

Amber Pronunciation of Amber as a girls' name is pronounced AM-ber. Derived via Old French and Latin from Arabic "ambar". 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. In Hindi, the name is derived from Sanskrit, meaning "the sky". Amber became popular in the 1960s due to the Kathleen Winsor novel and film, "Forever Amber". Model Amber Valletta.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, arabic, semiprecious (precious), tree, golden, sky (heaven), novel (literary)


VARIANTS Ambar, Ambereen, Amberetta, Ambre, Ambur

SEE ALSO Amberly, Ebony, Ember

(female) Ambere, ..

(male) Amaler, ..

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How popular is Amber?

Amber is a very prominent first name for females (#139 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#32267 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Amber reached its highest rank of #13 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #471 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amber name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amber outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ambar, Amberly (#1685 LAST YEAR), Ebony and Ember (#209) are the prominent variation forms of Amber (#471) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Amber were favored in the 1980s (ADOPTION OF 1%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.1%, 86.9%), with forms such as Amber becoming less in vogue. Ember is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amber, Ambar, Amberly, Ebony, Ember in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amber, Ebony outside U.S.

Similar Names

Amber is alike in pronunciation to Ember. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abbe, Abbee, Abbey, Abeer, Abir, Albert, Amabel, Amberli, Amberly, Ame, Amee, Ameera, Amel, Amera, Amey, Amie, Amiee, Amor, Amye, Anner, Aubery, Emer and Kimber. These names tend to be less frequently used than Amber.