AMBER
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: AM-bər (English), AHM-bər (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel 'Forever Amber' (1944).
Popularity
United States  ranked #260 
England/Wales  ranked #60 
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Belgium  ranked #38 
Ireland  ranked #64 
Netherlands  ranked #55 
New Zealand  ranked #83 
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Scotland  ranked #43