Jewel Baby Names

Jewel names were popular a century ago and they're back in style now as baby names. Among the jewel names you might want to consider for your little gem, er, girl, are:
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  • Amber

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    Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious 'Forever Amber' heroine?) and is still in the top 300. Unfortunately, it does c... Read More 

  • Amethyst

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    As flower names become more exotic, so can gem names move beyond Ruby and Pearl to names like Topaz, Sapphire and Peridot. Amethyst, the purple birthstone for February, has never been in the Top 10... Read More 

  • Bijou

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    Bijou is a name that lives up to its definition -- a real jewel. Warning: not unheard of on poodles' dog collars. Actress Bijou Phillips is its best known bearer. It can also be spelled Bijoux. Read More 

  • Coral

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    First used during the Victorian craze for jewel names; it could rise again, along with Ruby and Pearl, though it doesn't have as much luster.  Read More 

  • Coralie

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    Coralie is a French name not often heard here, though she's gaining some recognition via Neil Gaiman's similar sounding spooky and lovely children's book, Coraline . Other literary appearances: Cor... Read More 

  • Crystal

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    Originally a male name, Crystal was hot in the 1980s along with shoulder pads and big hair, but retains none of the sparkle it once had.  Read More 

  • Diamond

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    Diamond sparkled all through the nineties--reaching as high as Number 150 in 1999. Although its shine has diminished quite a bit, it regained a bit of momentum between 2012 and 2013, climbing 72 sp... Read More 

  • Emerald

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    Emerald is the intriguing color and jewel name of the deep green stone treasured as far back as ancient Egypt--it's supposed to open one's heart to wisdom and to love and be good for strengthening ... Read More 

  • Esmeralda

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    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 , ... Read More 

  • Garnet

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    One of the jewel names in use a hundred years ago, due for revival along with sisters Ruby and Pearl.  Read More 

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