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Gender: Female Origin of Topaz: Greek gem name

The name Topaz is a girl's name of Greek origin. Topaz and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

As a name, Topaz is sophisticated and sultry; as a golden gem, it's said to have healing and energizing properties and also to bring good luck-- and being the birthstone for November it's one of the perfect names for November babies, with that final 'z' giving it some extra sizzle.

The topaz gets its name via French and Latin from Greek; it is probably ultimately of oriental origin.

There is an eponymous novel by Leon Uris--later made into a 1969 Hitchcock movie--in which Topaz was the name not of a person but a spy code name, and in the Dodie Smith novel I Capture the Castle, there is a character named Topaz Mortmain.

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Famous People Named Topaz

Princess Topazia Alliata di Salaparuta (1913-2015), Sicilian painter

Pop Culture References for the name Topaz

Topaz, one of the main characters in the children's TV show "Trollz"

"She claims to have been christened Topaz. Even if this is true, there is no law to make a woman stick to a name like that." [Dodie Smith, "I Capture the Castle," 1948]

Topaz, character in "Sonic X"
Topaz, character in Marvel Universe



Tora Says:


If Ruby, Amber, and Gem are perfectly fine as first names then why not Topaz! I think it's really cool name that has a nice balance of femininity and flair.
Taz would be a great nickname 😊

Aethelflaed Says:


Topaz is beautiful, but to call something “oriental” rather than Asian is racist.

Tisiphone Says:


The name of Cassandra's stepmother in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Definitely worthy of being a first name

paulapuddephatt Says:


November! :-)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Stunning name, so underused. Topaz is the birthstone for the month in which I was born.

Shaybaby1 Says:


I, for one, do not consider this a "stripper name", and would certainly consider it for a first name. I think it's beautiful.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Cute middle but isn't quite ready to be a first.

SimoneKadele Says:


That would make almost 3% of Americans common whores.... Reconsider!

JessicaRK467 Says:


Stripper name