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What does Emerald mean?

Emerald Pronunciation of Emerald as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Emerald is "precious gemstone". Jewel name: Emerald is the birthstone for May. See also Pearl, Ruby and Diamond. Esmeralda is the Spanish form. English socialite Emerald Cunard.




VARIANTS Em, Emeralda, Emeraldina, Emeraude, Emmarald, Esmeralda

RELATIONS VIA DIAMOND, ESMERALDA, PEARL, RUBY Emerant, Esmaralda, Esmerelda, Esmiralda, Esmiralde, Ezmeralda, Smeralda



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How popular is Emerald?

Emerald is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3134 out of 4276, Top 73%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#114852 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Emerald entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #768 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1029 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ruby (#74 LAST YEAR), Esmeralda (#377), Pearl (#647) and Diamond (#1137) are the prominent alternative forms of Emerald (#1029). These relations of Emerald were favored as birth names in the 1900s (ADOPTION OF 1.3%) and are now much less popular (ADOPTION 0.3%, 76%), with forms such as Diamond becoming somewhat dated. Ruby is the firm favorite, though Emerald has become trendy as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emerald, Diamond, Esmeralda, Pearl, Ruby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Elmera, Emali, Emelda, Emeli, Emelly, Emely, Emer, Emera, Everil and Everilda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emerald.

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