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What does Diamond mean?

Diamond Pronunciation of Diamond as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Diamond) is pronounced DIE-mund. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Diamond is "of high value; brilliant". The gemstone first used as a given name in the 1890s. The gem is the birthstone for April.


ASSOCIATED WITH high (great), brilliant (light)


VARIANTS Diamanda, Diamanta, Diamante, Diamonique, Diamontina

SEE ALSO Emerald



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How popular is Diamond?

Diamond is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2283 out of 4276, Top 53%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#1578 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Diamond was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #150 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1137 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Diamonique and Emerald (#1029 LAST YEAR) are the prominent varying forms of Diamond (#1137) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Diamond were popular 19 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.14%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.03%, DOWN 80.4%). Diamond has been the overall favorite, though Emerald has become popular as well, while Diamond has become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diamond, Diamonique, Emerald in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Diamond and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Almond, Daron, Demona, Desmona, Diahann, Diahna, Dian, Diana, Dianda, Diane, Diann, Dianna, Dianne, Dillon, Dimona, Dimonah, Dion, Diona, Dione, Rosamond and Rozamond (see Rosamond). These names tend to be less frequently used than Diamond.

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