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Gender: F Origin of Topaz: Greek gem name

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As a name, Topaz is sophisticated and sultry; as a golden gem, it's said to have healing and energizing properties and also to bring good luck-- and being the birthstone for November could make it perfect for a baby born in that month, with that final 'z' giving it some extra sizzle.

The topaz gets its name via French and Latin from Greek; it is probably ultimately of oriental origin.

There is an eponymous novel by Leon Uris--later made into a 1969 Hitchcock movie--in which Topaz was the name not of a person but a spy code name, and in the Dodie Smith novel I Capture the Castle, there is a character named Topaz Mortmain.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Topaz

Topaz, one of the main characters in the children's TV show "Trollz"

"She claims to have been christened Topaz. Even if this is true, there is no law to make a woman stick to a name like that." [Dodie Smith, "I Capture the Castle," 1948]

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