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Precious Baby Names

These baby names drawn from gems and other precious materials might be right for your little treasure.
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  • Goldie

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    More Sadie than Sadie, this old canasta player--somewhat modernized and energized by Goldie Hawn--looks like it could be making a comeback. It was recently chosen for her daughter by Ione Skye and... Read More 

  • Ivory

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    Ivory was last popular a hundred years ago -- oddly, more for boys (à la Keenen Ivory Wayans) than girls. In 2013, it finally began to regain some momentum and was one of the year's fastest-rising... Read More 

  • Jade

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    As cool as the precius green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in 19... Read More 

  • Jet

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    Though this may be thought of as a short form of the legitimate name Jetta, that one's gone to the cars. This sounds more modern if a bit supersonic. Read More 

  • Jewel

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    As Flora is for botanicals, Jewel is the generic gemstone name, not used much since the early twentieth century, when it was seen as a symbol of how precious a daughter could be. The French version... Read More 

  • Mercury

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    It's a car brand, a planet, and the messenger of the gods -- but it's questionable whether it works as a little girl's name.  Read More 

  • Onyx

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    One of the few of this class to have a husky boyish sound. Read More 

  • Opal

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    Opal is on the verge of a repolishing, following other jewel names like Ruby and Pearl. A Top 100 name during the first two decades of the twentieth century, the opalescent Opal has a good chance o... Read More 

  • Pearl

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    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a fres... Read More 

  • Ruby

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    Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, has definitely outshone the other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references. Ruby is an early rock classic -- think the Rolli... Read More 

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