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Gender: Female Meaning of Emerald: "green" Origin of Emerald: Gem name; Persian Emerald's Popularity in 2017: #979

The name Emerald is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "green". Emerald is ranked #979 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Color Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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 relationships-- which could make for an interesting, unusual name, particularly with the popularity of so many Em-starting names.

Emerald is the birthstone of May, making it extra appropriate for a girl born in that month. Some pleasant associations: the Emerald Isle and the Emerald City.

Esmeralda is the more exotic Spanish version.

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Famous People Named Emerald

Maud Alice "Emerald" Cunard, American-British socialite
Emerald Fennell, English actress and author
Emerald Zellers, American beauty queen
Emerald Ignacio aka DriftGirl, America actress, model and racing driver
Caro Emerald, stage name of Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, Dutch pop singer

Pop Culture References for the name Emerald

Emerald Sustrai, character in web series RWBY
Emerald aka Green Esmeraude, character in anime Sailor Moon
Emerald Empress, character in DC Comics
Emerald City, location in book/film "The Wizard of Oz"
Emerald Isle, nickname for Ireland
Emerald is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures
Emerald Star, alias of the main character in Jacqueline Wilson's "Hetty Feather" series

Emerald's International Variations

Esmeralda, Emeraldina, Emeralda, Emelda (Spanish) Emeraude (French)


ceruleanstardust Says:


I love Emerald and Opal! Still trying to get fully on-board with Garnet though; it has lovely imagery, but the sound is a little harsh for me personally.

ceruleanstardust Says:


I absolutely love the idea of Garnet and Emerald as middles for twins.

ceruleanstardust Says:


I may be much too late for the reason you need nicknames, but just to add some for anyone else looking on here for nicknames: Allie, Emma, Emrie, Emery, Emer, Merrie, Jem/Gem (as it's a gemstone), Edie, Emra, Mal, Ella and Ellie. Some if these are more of a stretch than others, but I think they could all work.

bethcn Says:


We are due in May and naming her Emerald Catherine =)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Beautiful name x

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I think I must have a thing for green stone names for girls, because Emerald and Jade are very close to the top of the lists of my favourite gem names. Emerald is beautiful and quite long and the nickname Emmi is super duper cute! I also like Sapphire.

hufflepuff Says:


You could do the nickname Era, which actually means "wind."

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Anja9 Says:


Love this name but finding it so hard to find a middle ...does anyone have any suggestions? Looking for something short but pretty. Also... are there any other suggestions for a shortened version of Emerald other than Em or Emmy?

AlexxisLynn Says:


Perfect for may babies!

Michaela Says:


Emerald, Opal and Garnet are my favorite jewel names.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Very elegant and pretty!

jahanbismi Says:


Pretty name wouldn't choose it as an first name but would make a gorgeous middle name.

Renee5322 Says:


This is my favorite gem name besides Ruby! It's unique but still familiar because of the "Em" beginning, and a great route to the Em or Emmy nicknames. Perfect!

letsdothis Says:


I wish i would have come across this name four years ago when i had my daughter in May! Beautiful name. Love Emme (pron: Em-Me) as a nickname, too.

Guest Says:


gorgeous alternative to any of the "Em name" franchise. Love it! :)

Emerald Dew Says:


My name is Emerald Dew and I love it! My dad is a full-blooded "irishman" who immigrated when he was 20, so naming me after the "emerald isle" was very appropriate :) My nickname is Emmi, and I love that, too.

CocoWhite Says:


I once knew a gal whose first name was Emerald and last name was Green. People would compliment her on her name all the time.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like this name. : )

Keli Epps Says:


It's my newborn's name :)

chan Says:


i like it!