Gender: Female Origin of Ember: French variation of Amber Meaning of Amber: Word name, English Ember's Popularity in 2018: #209

Ember Origin and Meaning

The name Ember is a girl's name of French origin.

Unlike Amber, which is in decline, this name still has a bit of a glow left -- though confusions between the two will inevitably arise.

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Rank in US: #209

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Pop Culture References for the name Ember

Emberly, Emberlee


MammaCass Says:


Amber is a good name, but the whole amber alert business has really put the brakes on that name, at least for me. I think Ember is suitable alternative, with a similar sound and quality.

JossieChris Says:


This keeps coming up and while I tried to give it some love for its fiery nature, I think a lot of dancers do too for that same reason. It comes off as a bad take of the outdated 90s Ambuler. So much prettier Em names out there. Nn Em and Birr. To each is own.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I much prefer Amber.

linguinitoasts Says:


I've always loved this name even though I didn't actually think it was a real name? It's beautiful and mysterious and hopefully people don't automatically disregard it as some hippie name. It doesn't deserve that

autumnreverie Says:


This is NOT the French version of Amber. They're not even related names.

EllaYu Says:


Yeah i'm really surprised at this.. An ember is a thing in its own right. It's a piece of burning wood in a dying fire. It's not French for anything..

thenameprincess Says:


My name is Amber and though I love my name I love the uniqueness of Ember.

SofiaRose Says:


I like it more than Amber, this name just seems different. :)

amberdaydream Says:


This just comes from the word "ember", influenced by names like Emma and Amber. It's not the French version of Amber; Ambre is the French version of Amber.

ShunPun Says:


I actually quite like this. It's not too outlandish and it's quite pretty.