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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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  • Peridot

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    Peridot is the gem of the month of August, a vibrant green mineral, said to be good for helping people put the past behind them, and an interesting, undiscovered jewel name. It was regarded in... Read More 

  • Perla

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    Consistently popular Latina gem name; good choice for those who can't shake Pearl's grandmotherly vibe.Read More 

  • Ruby

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    Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, has definitely outshone the other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references.

    Ruby is an early rock classic --... Read More 

  • Ruri

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    Naming babies after precious gems as a protection against evil spirits is an ancient Japanese tradition. Read More 

  • Saffira

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    Saffira is the softer, Latin variation of the English name Sapphire. In sound it is reminiscent of Zephyra.Read More 

  • Sapphire

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    Sapphire goes waaaaay beyond Ruby and Pearl. This September birthstone, occasionally used a century ago, might be worth a reappraisal, perhaps as a Sophie/Sophia alternative. Sapphire is the... Read More 

  • Shale

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    Slate, Stone and Steel are on the rise, so why not Shale?Read More 

  • Silver

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    This shimmery Age of Aquarius unisex flower child name is making a comeback, along with metal and gem names like Steel, Jade, and Ruby. Read More 

  • Slate

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    One of the more unusual of the current crop of strong, single-syllable boys' names, evoking the images of both old-fashioned blackboards and modern stepping-stones and countertops. Read More 

  • Takara

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    A lovely Asian relative of Tamara. Read More 

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