Jewel and Gemstone Baby Names

Jewel names were popular a century ago and they're back in style now as baby names. Long considered the exclusive province of girls, there are some precious stones and minerals that lend themselves to boys. Among the jewel names you might want to consider for your little gem are:

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  • Agate

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    Though it's French, most Americans would pronounce it as the stone.Read More 

  • Alabaster

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    Alabaster is a white stone that was often used to make sculptures. The name is thought to derive from an Egyptian term al-abaste, which refers to the Egyptian God Bast.Read More 

  • Amber

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    Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious Forever Amber heroine?) and is currently ranked at Number 375.... Read More 

  • Amethyst

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    As flower names become more exotic, so can gem names move beyond Ruby and Pearl to names like Topaz, Sapphire and Peridot. Amethyst, the purple birthstone for February, has never been in the Top... Read More 

  • Beryl

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    Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting namesakes: British writer Beryl Bainbridge and British aviatrix Beryl Markham.Read More 

  • Bijou

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    Bijou is a name that lives up to its definition -- a real jewel. Warning: not unheard of on poodles' dog collars. Actress Bijou Phillips is its best known bearer. It can also be spelled Bijoux.Read More 

  • Carnelian

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    Carnelian is an ochre-colored semi-precious gemstone, named after a type of cherry. Read More 

  • Citrine

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    Citrine is a type of quartz named after its citrus-colored hues. if Amethyst, Jasper, and Onyx (all other types of quartz) can be used, why not Citrine, which has a lovely French-sounding suffix. Read More 

  • Copper

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  • Coral

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    First used during the Victorian craze for jewel names; it could rise again, along with Ruby and Pearl, though it doesn't have as much luster. Read More 

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