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Baby Names: Jade – Babble

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Baby Names:

Jade

Meaning: green stone

Origin: English

Alternate spellings: none

The name Jade comes from the precious stone, which takes its name from the Spanish phrase “piedra de la ijada,” or “stone of the flank,” which refers to the fact that it was once believed that the green stone could cure renal problems. (Other similar stone names, like Amber, are much less common, landing at #165.) Parents started using Jade as a name in 1975 and it has slowly gotten more and more popular over the years.

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 116

2004: 109

2008: 129

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Jaden 472

Jane 390

Jayden 176

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