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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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  • Coralie

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    Coralie is a French name not often heard here, though she's gaining some recognition via Neil Gaiman's similar sounding spooky and lovely children's book, Coraline. Other literary... Read More 

  • Crystal

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    Peaking at #9 in 1982, Crystal's popularity in the 70s and 80s stems from its sparkling natural namesake and several notable bearers, like country music singer Crystal Gayle and Dynasty... Read More 

  • Diamante

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  • Diamond

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    Diamond sparkled all through the nineties--reaching as high as Number 150 in 1999. Although its shine has diminished quite a bit, it remains in use.

    Followers of the British royal... Read More 

  • Ebony

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    Word name favored by African-American parents because of its connotations of blackness and beauty, trending down since the eighties. Read More 

  • Emerald

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    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... Read More 

  • Emeraude

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    Gemstone names have a long history of use, from Ruby to Pearl. Emeraude is the French word for emerald. If the Spanish Esmeralda is stylish, why not Emeraude?Read More 

  • Esmeralda

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    This Portuguese and Spanish version of the jewel-like Emerald has long been popular with Hispanic parents.

    In the 1831 Victor Hugo novel Notre-Dame de Paris, aka The... Read More 

  • Garnet

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    One of the jewel names in use a hundred years ago, due for revival along with sisters Ruby and Pearl. Read More 

  • Garnet

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    One of the jewel names in use a hundred years ago, for both boys and girls, due for revival along with sisters Ruby and Pearl. Read More 

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