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There is an ancient Greek name, Amethystos. A Tegeat of the 2nd century.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Amethyst was one of the 12 stones in the breastplate of the Hebrew high priest in Exodus 28:19. The Jewish name for the stone, "ahlamah", was derived from the word "halam", which means "to dream." It was supposed that wearing an amethyst while one slept would cause one to dream.
-- Saira Caered  4/5/2005
In the early Renaissance, the amethyst was believed to prevent evil thoughts. Not only that, the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the amethyst would prevent intoxication.
-- Dark Whysper  8/21/2005
This is one of my nicknames. I don't know why Nate calls me this sometimes but he does.
-- misslucy2u2007  9/17/2005
This is my sister's name. (Our dad is a geologist.) We call her Amy for short.
-- elizabeth hamlet  12/16/2005
As girls tend to do, I have thought about what I would name my children since I was young. I thought of this name when I was in high school and still really like it (8 years later). The precious stone is such a beautiful purple and my favorite jewel. I also thought that she can be called "Amey" for short (with the "a" sounding like that in "apple").
-- christen  1/3/2006
Amethyst is February's birthstone. It's such a pretty color, not lavender but not purple, sort of in between.
-- xKatiex  10/19/2006
I love this name, it's so exotic.
-- Hushpuppy  11/29/2008
I love this name, it's pretty and exotic sounding.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2009
Exotic. :) And I love the color purple.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2009
I like the gemstone Amethyst, the color purple, and the name Amethyst. This name is just great!
-- -Julia-  7/25/2009
I think this is a name that is as beautiful as its gemstone.
-- Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
Since the Amethyst happens to be my birthstone, I think it sounds lovely as a name. The name might be a little "out there", but on the right person, it could probably work very well.
-- bananarama  11/26/2009
In the book "The Ordinary Princess", this is the ordinary princess' name. All the princess' are named after jewels. She goes by Amy though.
-- wbbuff  4/7/2010
I think this name has a kind of mythical beauty, though it's meaning is kind of funny.
-- GirlWithN0Name  2/3/2011
No offence, but personally I don't understand people who name their children after things. Stones, in this case. Name your other kids Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby, and you have a fine jewellery set.
-- that one  5/12/2011
Considering it's my birthstone, I do kind of like it. However, it's a bit of a mouthful, and the meaning is just plain hilarious. "Not drunk". I seriously almost fell out of my chair laughing at that. Plus, I can't help but wonder how ironic it'd be if a girl called Amethyst was an alcoholic.
-- Black_X  7/18/2011
This is the Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's real name. Amethyst Amelia Kelly. And she's just as beautiful as her name, unf. Y'all should download her free album Ignorant Art, forrealz mang.
-- A.R.  9/26/2012
I think this name is absolutely hideous and I am glad it is not popular.
-- Hussien  7/4/2014
The origin is fairly amusing. I was first put off by the '-thyst' ending, just because it sounds a bit odd frankly, however it's still very beautiful and I quickly got over it.
I think naming a child after a gemstone is perfectly good. Every time you say their name you will be reminded of shining, colourful things.
-- speakofthewolf  3/26/2015
So exotic! I have met a girl called Amethyst who went by 'Amey', and felt her name was beautiful. I agree with her, one hundred percent :) Amethysts are purple (purple used to represent royal) shining gems, worth hundreds. Imagine growing up, knowing you were named after something like that? It would be awesome.
-- Essiefaith  9/8/2015
My name is Amethyst! I think it's a great name for various reasons, like my favorite color is amethyst purple. For one thing whenever I meet a new person, generally adults tend to say this, they say: "That's a beautiful name." or "What a wonderful name you have", or something along those lines. Then they ask me whether my birthstone is amethyst and it's not...

It's rare and I haven't met another Amethyst personally before in my life, it makes me feel really unique, you know?

I've read the other comments and they said things about nicknames being "Amey" or "Amy". However, I've never been called that, everyone calls me "Ammy". I've been called "Klippy" before (Afrikaans for pebble), or just "Am".

Another thing that I find really amusing is that LOADS of people spell my name wrong, or don't know how to spell it and have to ask me.

Amethyst is a great name for someone if you really want them to be proud of their name and get lots of compliments for it.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2015
Amethyst from Steven Universe is a bearer of the name (well, she is a personification of the birthstone).
-- hazed-pastel  2/8/2016
It comes from Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"). The origin should read "Ancient Greek".

The term "precious stone" is a misnomer here, as the stone is semi-precious. It refers specifically to purple quartz.
-- Namemaven  6/7/2016
The name Amethyst was given to 124 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  8/23/2016

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