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Gender: F Pronunciation: Ez-meh-RAHL-dah; Izh-muh-RAHL-dah (Portuguese) Meaning of Esmeralda: "emerald" Origin of Esmeralda: Spanish and Portuguese Esmeralda's Popularity in 2015: #369

This Portuguese and Spanish version of the jewel-like Emerald has long been popular with Hispanic parents, and has now climbed to Number 369 on the U.S. list.

In the 1831 Victor Hugo novel Notre-Dame de 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.

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"

Esmeralda's International Variations

Ismeralda (Spanish)