User comments for Amber (Meaning / History Only)

This name comes from the 19th and 20th century innovation of using jewels as feminine names. The word 'Amber' does not appear until the 1600s. Confusion subscribing this name to the Medieval period may have come from the Victorian habit of giving their children medieval names which coincided with the first known appearance of Amber as a given name. Also, the surname 'Amberson' which has been around for much longer was mistakenly believed to be 'son of Amber'. It's true meaning is 'son of Amery'.
Amatire  5/18/2005
On another website it said that Amber in Hindu, also Sanskrit, means "the sky."
starflora  2/17/2006
The name Amber is Arabic.
amber monkey  3/16/2006
"Amber" also is a color. Like the sap, it's a mixture of orange and brown.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2006
It is possible that "Amber" (the stone and the name) is related to "umbra" which means in Latin, "shade" or "shadow", and has come to mean archaically in English, "phantom, ghost", "an uninvited guest accompanying an invited one" and in astronomy, "the shadow cast by the earth or moon during an eclipse". Umbra has given rise to such words as, "umbrageous", "umbrage", "umbrella", "penumbra" and "somber". Interestingly, "umbra" has lent its name to two colors: amber (yellow) and umber (brown).
leananshae  12/19/2007
Amber also is a semi-precious stone.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2008
Amber means 'sky' in Hindu and Sanskrit.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2010
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ámbar (Spanish), Ambra (Italian), Ambre Ambur Ambour (French), Ómra (Irish), Inbar (Hebrew)

VARIANTS: Amberleigh (English), Amberly (English), Amberlynn (English), Ambrétte (French).
― Anonymous User  11/1/2014
Everyone keeps saying that Amber is fossilized tree sap, but that's technically not true. It's actually fossilized tree resin. Resin & sap are not the same thing; not that one is necessarily any better or worse than the other. Anyways, just thought some people might be interested to know that.
WifeOfMaggie  4/18/2016
My last name is Lambrette. Some say that in French this is L'ambrette, meaning little Amber. I like it!
ul206585  5/15/2016
It actually does have Arabic origins, from the word Anbar. Amber itself is the English variant.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2017

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