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Emerald - Meaning of Emerald

What does Emerald mean?

[ 2 syll. e-me-ral(d), em-era-ld ] The baby girl name Emerald is pronounced EHMRaoLD or EHM-erRaoLD †. Emerald has its origins in the English and Spanish languages, and it is used largely in English. From English roots, its meaning is 'emerald'. The first name is derived from the English name of the gemstone, which is itself from the Greek word smaragdus. It was adopted by English speakers during the vogue for jewel names in the late 19th century. The form Emmarald shows influence from the name Emma.

In addition, Emerald is a pet form (English) of Esmeralda (Greek, Spanish, English, German, and Italian).

Variations of Emerald include Emelda, Emeralda (Spanish), and Emeraude.

Em (English contracted form) and Emmarald (English spelling variant) are other forms of the name.

See also the related categories, word (element), vogue (cult), jewel (pearl), green (meadow), spanish, and stone.

Emerald is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 2017, 0.014% of baby girls were named Emerald. Its ranking then was #979. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently of only very light use. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly related to Emerald, Esmeralda was the most frequently used.

† Pronunciation for Emerald: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"


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