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Like a diamond itself, names inspired from jewels will be around forever. You’ll see them used more often for girls than boys, probably because they’re synonymous with beauty. But don’t let that discourage you if your little man is so sparkling that only a gem name will do.
Hindi: The first
Not all jewel names can be hits, and Agate is definitely a miss. Do yourself—and your future child—a favor and pretend...
A steadily popular name for several decades—Amber was everywhere in the 1980s and '90s—the name now, surprisingly, makes...
Move over Ruby and Jade, Amethyst is...not on the way. Despite the popularity of many gemstone names right now, the purple...
This unusual name is most known to Americans because of actress Bijou Phillips. It is distinctly French, but its pronunciation—its bee-zhoo not...
Latin: Portrait, usually of an elegant woman, carved on a shell or jewel
English: Modern English variant of the French name Cherie (dear one); possibly a blend of Cherie with Beryl or Meryl
As Cora has become more popular, so have names that include it—such as Coralie. Coralie is pretty and sweet sounding, and...
Greek: Ice; a brilliant clear glass of high quality
English: Of high value, brilliant; a variant of Diamond, refers to the precious diamond stone
English: Green gemstone; the birthstone for May
English: Place-name and surname. Flint stone produces a spark of fire when struck by steel.
English: Armed with a spear
A longtime staple in Italy, Gemma also became popular in the UK and France before crossing the pond to America. Gemma combines...
German: Pearl; an abbreviation of Margaret
Scandinavian: Pearl; an abbreviation of Margaret
German: Little pearl; variant of Margaret
German: Pearl; abbreviation of Margaret.
English: White, pure; a reference to the creamy-white color of ivory or to the hard tusk used for carving fine art and jewelry
Jade is a popular girl's name in both the United States and France. Originally a boy's name, it's set to make a unisex comeback...
English: The gemstone jade or the color green
English: Variant of Caspar
French: Ornamental stone, brown, beige or red in color; also a variant of Caspar
One part Jay, one part Aiden, this alternate spelling of Jaden burst onto the baby name scene with its "y"-loving brethren...
English: A black mineral or intense black color