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Gender: Female Origin of Ember: French variation of Amber Meaning of Amber: Word name, English Ember's Popularity in 2017: #289

The name Ember is a girl's name of French origin. Ember is ranked #289 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names for Girls and Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ember

Ember Husak, American child actress; twin sister Harper Husak
Ember Moon, ring name of Adrienne Reese, American pro wrestler
Ember Jean Roloff (b. 2017), daughter of reality TV's Jeremy and Audrey Roloff

Pop Culture References for the name Ember

Ember, Groovy Girls doll
Ember, My Little Pony
Ember, character on animated series "Danny Phantom"
Ember, dragon from the game "Spyro"
Ember, underground city in "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau
Ember Holmes, a character in the Trylle trilogy
Ember means a spark, burning low.

Emberlee, Emberly


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 It comes off as a bad take of the outdated 90s Ambuler.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.