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Gender: F Meaning of Esmeralda: "emerald" Origin of Esmeralda: Spanish Esmeralda's Popularity in 2014: #376

This Spanish version of the jewel-like Emerald has long been popular with Hispanic parents, and has now climbed to Number 392 on the U.S. list.

In the 1831 Victor Hugo novel Notre-Dame of Paris, aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Gypsy heroine was born Agnes, but called La Esmeralda in reference to the jewel she wears around her neck. The name Esmeralda got increased visibility via the Disney version of the story.

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Famous People Named Esmeralda

Esmeralda Amada Gosling, daughter of Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

Pop Culture References for the Name Esmeralda

Esmeralda, character in Disney's movie adaption of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Esmerelda, Frank's young cousin in "The Wasp Factory," by Iain Banks
Esmeralda, character (played by Alice Ghostley) in TV's "Bewitched"

Em, Emelda, Emerald, Emerant, Emeraude, Emmie, Esma, Esmarada, Esmaralda, Esmarelda, Esmaria, Esmeralda, Esmeraldina, Esmeranda, Esmerelda, Esmerilda, Esmie, Esmiralda, Esmiralde, Esmirelda, Esmé, Ezmirilda, Ismaerelda, Ismaralda

Esmeralda's International Variations

Ismeralda (Spanish)

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