Want a name that shines brightly for your little one? Then how about giving them a gemstone moniker?
Names such a ruby and pearl are popular among older generations from the 1920s to 1940s, but it looks like they are making a comeback.
25 gemstone names for your little one
Amber was considered as the stone of courage in Asian cultures.
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This is a purple birthstone for the month of February. Rapper Iggy Izalea was born as Amethyst Amelia Kelly.
Beryl is the name of a crystal with varying colours, often yellow-green.
Like a name that sounds exotic? Bijou is the French term for ‘jewel’.
Not exactly a gem, but a precious underwater structure. This name was first used in the Victorian era.
Crystal derives ultimately from the word krystallos meaning ‘ice’. This name has become popular since the 19th century.
They are, according to Marilyn Monroe, a “girl’s best friend.” This moniker is becoming increasingly popular among parents.
This deep green birthstone is believed to strengthen relationships.
This is the Spanish version of the word emerald.
The short form of the word emerald.
It’s commonly known as being a flower name, but it’s also a gemstone that protects against malicious spirits, and nightmares.
This is a rare reddish-orange gemstone. The name Jacinta derives from this.
The birthstone for March, which is believed to bring courage and protection. This could be used for boys or girls.
Jet is a black coal that is used for making jewellery.
15. Ocean or Jasper
Ocean Jasper is a gemstone belonging to the quartz family. Either Ocean or Jasper or the name together work well for your son.
A precious black gemstone that would work for a boy or a girl.
The birthstone of the month of October. This precious stone is said to bring fortune and luck.
The birthstone of the month of June has made a big comeback lately in the baby name charts.
It is a type of mineral, but extremely edgy and different.
This July birthstone baby has made it into the top 100 baby name lists in the last few years.
Ruri is the Japanese name for ‘lapis lazuli’, a precious gemstone.
Of Hebrew origin, this name means ‘beautiful, blue jewel, precious jewel’.
This name means ‘jewel’ in Arabic.
A rare gold-coloured gemstone name. This would work for a girl or a boy.
A Celtic name, which means ‘gem of the sea.
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