Like a diamond itself, names inspired from jewels will be around forever. You’ll see them used more often for girls than boys, probably because they’re synonymous with beauty. But don’t let that discourage you if your little man is so sparkling that only a gem name will do.
Jade is a popular girl's name in both the United States and France. Originally a boy's name, it's set to make a unisex comeback... Read More
A steadily popular name for several decades—Amber was everywhere in the 1980s and '90s—the name now, surprisingly, makes... Read More
From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing. Also the name of Queen Elizabeth's spirited only sister and the name... Read More
English: Green gemstone; the birthstone for May
English: Variant of Caspar
French: Ornamental stone, brown, beige or red in color; also a variant of Caspar
Greek: Ice; a brilliant clear glass of high quality
English: Armed with a spear
Maggie is the spunky, tomboyish form of Margaret. It feels very fun and modern, but is still a good throwback to it's classic... Read More
English: Modern English variant of the French name Cherie (dear one); possibly a blend of Cherie with Beryl or Meryl
Latin: Portrait, usually of an elegant woman, carved on a shell or jewel
Greek: Pearl; a popular form of Margaret or Margarita
Latin: Precious gem
English: White, pure; a reference to the creamy-white color of ivory or to the hard tusk used for carving fine art and jewelry
A longtime staple in Italy, Gemma also became popular in the UK and France before crossing the pond to America. Gemma combines... Read More
German: Little pearl; variant of Margaret
German: Pearl; an abbreviation of Margaret
Scandinavian: Pearl; an abbreviation of Margaret
This unusual name is most known to Americans because of actress Bijou Phillips. It is distinctly French, but its pronunciation—its bee-zhoo not... Read More
Hebrew: Who is like the Lord; a diminutive of Michaela. Mica is also a type of mineral known for its ability to be separated into...
Scottish: Pearl; abbreviation of Margaret
French: Variant of Margaret. Pearl.
Hungarian: Variant of Margaret. Pearl.
English: A black mineral or intense black color
English: Bitter; familiar form of Mary and Miriam
Hebrew: Beautiful; Sapphira was the biblical wife of Ananias who conspired to deceive others and died after lying. Variant of Saphire...
English: Of high value, brilliant; a variant of Diamond, refers to the precious diamond stone
Not all jewel names can be hits, and Agate is definitely a miss. Do yourself—and your future child—a favor and pretend... Read More