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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 "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".

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)