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Precious Gem Names

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

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 about Jade

Amber

A steadily popular name for several decades—Amber was everywhere in the 1980s and '90s—the name now, surprisingly, makes... Read more about Amber

Margaret

From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing. Also the name of Queen Elizabeth's spirited only sister and the name... Read more about Margaret

Emerald

English: Green gemstone; the birthstone for May

Spanish Origin

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Jasper

English: Variant of Caspar

French: Ornamental stone, brown, beige or red in color; also a variant of Caspar

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Crystal

English Origin

Greek: Ice; a brilliant clear glass of high quality

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Garnet

English: Armed with a spear

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Maggie

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 about Maggie

Cheryl

English: Modern English variant of the French name Cherie (dear one); possibly a blend of Cherie with Beryl or Meryl

French Origin

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Cameo

English Origin

Latin: Portrait, usually of an elegant woman, carved on a shell or jewel

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Rita

Greek: Pearl; a popular form of Margaret or Margarita

Spanish Origin

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Esmeralda

Greek Origin

Spanish: Emerald

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Jewel

Latin: Precious gem

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Ivory

English: White, pure; a reference to the creamy-white color of ivory or to the hard tusk used for carving fine art and jewelry

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Gemma

A longtime staple in Italy, Gemma also became popular in the UK and France before crossing the pond to America. Gemma combines... Read more about Gemma

Gretchen

German: Little pearl; variant of Margaret

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Greta

German: Pearl; an abbreviation of Margaret

Scandinavian: Pearl; an abbreviation of Margaret

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Bijou

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 about Bijou

Mica

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...

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Maisie

Scottish: Pearl; abbreviation of Margaret

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Margo

French: Variant of Margaret. Pearl.

Hungarian: Variant of Margaret. Pearl.

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Jett

English: A black mineral or intense black color

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Mamie

English: Bitter; familiar form of Mary and Miriam

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Sapphira

Greek Origin

Hebrew: Beautiful; Sapphira was the biblical wife of Ananias who conspired to deceive others and died after lying. Variant of Saphire...

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Diamanda

English: Of high value, brilliant; a variant of Diamond, refers to the precious diamond stone

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Agate

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 about Agate