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Gender: Female Origin of Amber: Word name, English Amber's Popularity in 2017: #401

The name Amber is a girl's name . Amber is ranked #401 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Wonderful Word Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF Elimination Style".

From the experts:

Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious Forever Amber heroine?). Unfortunately, it does come with the "Amber Alert" connotation for modern parents (and their children).

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Famous People Named Amber

Amber Rose (Levonchuk), American model and actress
Amber Laura Heard, American actress
Amber Rose Tamblyn, American actress
Amber Evangeline Valletta, American supermodel
Amber Riley, American actress and singer
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, American actress
Amber Portwood, American reality TV personality ("Teen Mom")
Amber O'Neal/Holly, American wrestler (born Kimberly Dawn Davis)
Amber Marie Jaeger, American actress
Amber Josephine Liu, Taiwanese-American singer and rapper from South Korean girl group f(x)\
Amber Gray, American actress
Amber Rudd, British Home Secretary
Amber Mark, American singer-songwriter
Amber Fillerup Clark, blogger
Amber Jean Young, daughter of singer Neil Young
Amber Joy Halsey, daughter of Jaime Moore & Steve Halsey
Amber Dancy, American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Amber

Amber St. Clare, main character in Kathleen Winsor's novel "Forever Amber"
Amber Mariens, character in movie "Clueless"
Amber Brown, title character in book series by Paula Danziger
Amber von Tussle, character in musical/film "Hairspray"
Amber, character in "Rainbow Fairies" series
Amber Millington, character on TV's "House of Anubis"
Amber, character on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Amber Dean, character on British TV's "Some Girls"
Amber Volakis, character on TV's "House"
The Chronicles of Amber, a fantasy novel series by Roger Zelazny
Amber House Trilogy, series by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed and Larkin Reed
Amber (The One-Legged Hypoglycemic), Amy Poehler character on TV's "Saturday Night Live"
Amber, character in anime "Darker than Black"
Amber Simpson, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Amber, character on TV's "The Tribe"
AMBER Alert, U.S. public notification of a kidnapped child
Amber Holt, character on TV's "Parenthood"
Amber Magewood, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Amber Horn (A.K.A. Eva Mansfield), character in MTV's "Awkward."
Amber, character on Disney Junior's animated show "Sofia the First"
Lady Amber, a squirrel in "Mossflower" by Brian Jacques
Amber Marigold in the book "Two gangs and a golden girl"

Amberise, Ambur, Ahmber, Amberly, Ambria, Ambyre, Ember, Amberia, Aamber, Ammber, Ambar, Ambyr

Amber's International Variations

Ambra (Italian) Inbar (Israeli) Ambrette (French)


Kaylon O. Centres Says:


This name is pretty but tired. Give Amber a rest. She may be fresh again in 30-50 years once the young Ambers have grown older and ready for namesakes.

Daiseymae Says:


A gorgeous name.

connor Says:


Do some boys have this first name?

amberkathleen Says:


Oh, I also gotta add.. my pops always called me Ambie growing up :-)

amberkathleen Says:


My name is Amber, and I love my name.

Sunkiss Says:


My name is Amber and I really love my name. Some people here have said its too common but I have only met maybe three people with the same name. And I've had people tell me on more than several occasions that they love my name and have not met anyone else named Amber. I never got any AmberAlert jokes but I definitely agree with thenameprincess that I was mistakenly called Ashley and Amanda ALOT in school and still do to this day. Don't mind it though, its sort of a running joke for me :)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this name. It was the name of a pet dog we had when I was a kid. She was a Yellow Labrador.

indiefendi2 Says:


almost 2 months ago I was at a gas station and the male cashier's name is Amber. not to sound rude but I thought he could be T.

Yessica Says:


I've only met one and she's the sweetest!

amber Says:


my name is Amber and i love my name wouldn't change it for the world and i have a nickname that the boys at my school came up with and they always call me it it's Ambra

Hailey Says:


Totally too 80's. I knew lots of Ambers growing up.

Yara Says:


I think about cheerleaders when I hear this name. Too 80s?

Sarah8 Says:


I absolutely adore this name.

Zelliew Says:


I really like the name Amber

thenameprincess Says:


My name is Amber and I love it. It's not easy to come up with nicknames for but my dad has come up with a few over the years namely Bammer, Slamber, Bammeretta, and BamBam. I have read on other name sites that it means "fierce and precious" and I love that, however even if that's not true it's still beautiful and I love being named after a gem. The only problems I have had are being called Ashley by school teachers and the occasional "amber alert!" joke. I also have red hair so every woman over 30 has made a joke about that, but other then those small things I love my name. It's unique without being obscure and I get a lot of compliments on it. My name was number 15 for popular baby names in my birth year and in my home town, however I have personally never met another Amber.

Piety Says:


This is my birth name, and I’ve scarcely met any other Ambers, though I’ve heard of a few in passing. It’s honestly a really great title — hard to misspell, easy to pronounce, recognizable, no real nicknames, and pretty on the tongue. Even the stone and color it comes from is lovely. I’ve received a lot of compliments on my name throughout the years. The whole “Amber Alert” business has never been an issue in my life — I don’t even think about it, honestly. That said, I do want to change my name due to the 80’s/90’s connotations, which should fade over time, but as a child actually born in that era, I don’t want to be stuck in it.

ldougie Says:


I think it's gorgeous.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I've only met one Amber (even though it's quite popular in Australia) and she is crazily eccentric.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Way too common for my taste.

Guest Says:


I'd like it more if it wasn't so 80s/90s sounding and so popular

Catastroffy Says:


I have never met an Amber and I find it beautiful. It carries such a pretty image.

Alicia1 Says:


Cute name, fairly common.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I like this name.