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From the ancient Greek word "Adamantinos" (meant "of the diamond"), of the ancient Greek word "Adamas". The word Adamas is a combination of the word "A" which meant "none" or "not" in ancient Greek, and the root word "Dam-", which meant "to tame". So "A-damas" actually meant "the untameable" in ancient Greek. Thats the name they gave to the precious stone (diamond) because of its toughness.
-- Damis  3/20/2005
Both the names "Adamantine" (f) and "Adamantios" (m) have been used in Greece for hundreds of years.
-- Damis  3/20/2005
This is also a suit in playing cards.
-- wiswina  5/28/2005
Could also make a great boys' name.
-- Miss Natla  7/3/2005
Oh dear lord! Can't you give a girl a more logical name like Cynthia or Angelica, but this, anything but pragmatic! The same goes with sleezy names such as Baby, Angel or Princess! This is such an immature appellative that the minature version of you will bare for life, sometimes I wonder if their child individuality/identity is (or will be) taken seriously or not. I mean, a child isn't an object or circus animal! It's a human being! And I suggest that they are named a name that won't provoke any thoughts that may not appeal to that of a human!
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/15/2006
To correct myself of the above comment, what I meant was to not name you child anything that may provoke the thoughts that it is especially devious, humbling, or leaves an amaranthine ambiance that it is simply "not human".
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/16/2006
I've only ever heard Diamond as a male name. Pretty jewel, but as a name, it sounds very rough, so I can't imagine it on a girl.
-- x_Fashion_x  9/10/2006
Dakota Fanning plays Lucy Diamond Dawson in the movie I Am Sam. Her name came from the Beatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'.
Each time I think of Diamond as a name, I think of this. It is a really pretty and really sweet combination with Lucy.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2007
I think it is fine to name people after precious gems, I don't like the way Diamond sounds though. Although Lucy Diamond sounds ok.
-- Bellula  7/30/2007
Diamond isn't even a name. It is just a name of a pretty gem. Save the name Diamond for your dog or whatever pet you have.
-- 80226_hottie  8/10/2007
I personally find it completely illogical to think Diamond is a horrible name to give to a child while not also thinking the same thing about Ruby, Opal, Pearl, Emerald, etc. Diamond is the only one of those that gets such a violent reaction in the comments on this board. The worst the others get is generally "sounds like an old lady's name." If one doesn't care for the sound of the word, fine, but naming a child Diamond is no more a sign of immaturity or materialism than giving a child any other gem name, IMHO.
-- clevelandkentevans  9/20/2007
I agree with clevelandkentevans' statement. Gem names are not my style for any children I may have but the diamond is a beautiful stone and I see nothing wrong with Diamond as a given name.
-- vomiting  1/15/2010
I used to not really care for the name Diamond. But I know a little girl named Diamond, and the name doesn't seem so strange anymore. I truly believe that names that are common are deemed "good, strong, or pretty" and uncommon names are portrayed as "weird, unnatural, or stupid." If Diamond was a popular name, I bet the name wouldn't be so heavily bashed by people. I also find it interesting that people have said that Diamond is such a God-awful name, yet names like Ruby and Pearl are not so bad. It all goes back to the fact that others have heard of the names Ruby and Pearl, but not Diamond. The name Diamond is therefore subjected to judgements of it being "weird" and so forth.
-- Coffeebean  9/21/2007
If you don't like the "hardness" (excuse the pun) of Diamond, consider, Diadem, which is a small tiara/crown. Also, the French word for Diamond is, Diamant, pronounced: dee-ah-mahnt. Anglicized and fixed up, consider, Diamanda, a great name to give a child whose mother's name is Amanda and whose father's name starts with "d".
-- leananshae  12/10/2007
Diamond is one of the objects I wonder how it came to be a name. I would never use Diamond for a name because it was the name of the stripper on the movie Player's Club.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/14/2008
I can immediately think of two songs that have "Diamond" in their titles: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (by the Beatles, which caused controversy because people thought it was about drugs; look at the capitalised letters as an acronym) and "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" (by Pink Floyd, written about Syd Barrett, a former member of the band; the S, Y and D in the title are an acronym for "Syd").

Also, in J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", there is a Hobbit named Diamond. She is Pippin's wife.
-- Pippin  3/28/2008
This is a hypernym rather than a hyponym, which is why this name is a worse name than Ruby, which I personally dislike, but which does work as a name. Using this name seems quite corny, and despite the association to glamorous women, the name itself seems to indicate the parents are uneducated and not very wealthy, and the pronunciation and spelling alike are masculine.
-- slight night shiver  4/21/2008
Dammit, never mind, I think it's a hyponym after all. Everything else I said is true, however, and the credibility factor of a person with this name is low.
-- slight night shiver  4/21/2008
My sister named her son Diamond. I thought it was horrible, but now it has grown on me!
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2008
Despite these very rude comments, I still think this is a beautiful name. When you think about it, people say "It's a pretty gem, but a name for a boy or a girl?!? Can someone be more logical?" but really, think about it. This name was specifically adopted as a name BECAUSE it is pretty and someone might have a handsome boy or a lovely girl and name him or her Diamond because of their looks or personality! The name most likely wasn't adopted because of its sound, but it would be adopted as name because its beautiful color may match someone's looks or personality.
-- missBridget  7/9/2008
I think that this name is too rough sounding for a girl. It is also kind of cheap sounding.
-- number1212  9/12/2008
I think Diamond is a very fine name. However, I admit that the reason I think so is because in George MacDonald's wonderful story/epic fairytale "At the Back of the North Wind" the main character, a boy, is named Diamond. I also think it suits a boy more than a girl.
-- KimberlyS  1/19/2009
A character in the book "Green Angel" is called Diamond, and his real name is never known.

Also the song "Diamond Meadows" by Marc Bolan.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  2/9/2009
Diamond sounds like a white trash name. Why not name your daughter Diamantina if you want a name that means the same thing?
-- bananarama  7/9/2009
Diamond sounds really tacky to me.
-- -Julia-  7/28/2009
Seems very trashy, tacky, and downmarket, particularly when misspelt as Dymond, Diamend, etc. It sounds even worse on boys. And in the modern era, it also calls to mind the horrors of the Diamond trade in Africa and how people are being abused and even literally dying so Western women can have some overpriced clich├ęd colorless hunks of ice on their fingers. I've never gotten so many women's diamond obsession.
-- Anyechka  9/1/2009
I really do not like this name. When I hear this name, I think of a girl who is trashy and/or slutty.
-- Meadow  12/15/2009
I personally think Diamond is a bad name compared to Ruby, Pearl, or even Crystal. I prefer these "gem" names instead of Diamond.
-- jonathan0012  3/3/2010
Wow this is incredibly tacky! No one should be named Diamond. It's a mineral, not a name people!
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2010
I don't get why people say 'it's a so and so not a name'. Anything can be a name. How did people start using the name Mason, or Daisy (it's a flower not a name, well it actually is a name). Personally Diamond is a fine name, though I believe it is only middle name material for myself, someone might think it's the perfect name for their child, and a name does not determine whether a child will be a "slut, stripper" or whatever. Grow up, you can not like a name, but why despise it? Don't like it don't use it, but other people are 100% allowed to.
-- krisscouture  4/25/2011
I don't like this that much as a name. It's OK, though.
-- Joy12  5/4/2011
Who could ever take this name seriously? All of the gemstone names sound so tacky and trite. I imagine a girl with this name would have a very hard time getting taken seriously as she gets older.
-- sunshinechild67  2/13/2012
I'm sorry but I just can't imagine a boy name Diamond. Diamonds are a girls best friend! But no offense to any boy Diamonds out there. It can work on some boys but not all of them!
-- Hope Devine  7/9/2012
I prefer this being used as a boy name, because of my little nine year old cousin has this name and is a boy, sorry it sounds like a little boy name to me.
-- I love strange names  8/31/2012
This name is cute for a girl- Di for short! Diamond and Emerald would be cool for twins.. Emme and Dj:)
-- threevelvetbullets  9/29/2012
Rich Kid On The Corner name. And NO.
Let me put it in Spanish for you, NO.
-- SEC908  12/21/2012
Foreign countries: Cool and is an exotic name that has an edge to it and also extremely rare and is easy to write in any language.

U.S. a: trashy and dumb name that reminds me of strippers and street trash.
-- 555jazzy  1/15/2013
I literally laughed out loud when I saw that this was actually on the top 1000 list for the United States.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2013
This would be a hot boy name for someone living in japan. I only like this name for a boy.
-- 555jazzy  3/15/2013
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the hobbit Diamond of Long Cleeve was the wife of Peregrin "Pippin" Took, whom she married in S.R. 1427. They had one son whom they named Faramir, after Faramir of Gondor, a dear friend of Pippin and whose life Pippin helped to save.
-- la-petite-rachel  4/21/2013
Honestly, this name sounds somewhat trashy. There are plenty of names in other languages that mean the same thing that are nice (including Diamantina, which I've heard used where I live), but Diamond itself sounds ridiculous. I agree with the person who brought up the Diamond trade in Africa - that makes the name pretty unfortunate to have.
-- Buneary  6/6/2013
Okay so you people don't like the name? WELL that's my name! I found these comments EXTREMELY HURTFUL! How could you call it trashy? Do you even know how much Diamonds cost?!? And maybe people are named this because of their qualities, you know like precious and unique like diamonds are, and rare- worth something. Don't be mad because your parents named you something generic like Bob or Sally. And I personally think of it as a girls name cause when I think jewelry "men" don't come to mind. And I can't believe you'd say Ruby or Pearl is perfectly fine but Diamond is what? Nothing? Don't be mad because you can't afford them. I have never EVER met a person who didn't like the name. I'm done.



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Sorry I had to rant. Like I said your comments were SUPER HURTFUL!
-- thecrownjewel  8/10/2013
It sounds like something a really rich family would name their daughter. Lol! Pretty though, it sounds nice.
-- Gio123  9/29/2013
Diamond Jenness (1886-1969) was a New Zealand-born Canadian Anthropologist, one of the great pioneers of the field. His work earned him the title "The Father of Eskimo Archaeology".
-- New_Chloe  9/30/2013
Ok let me set the record straight for anyone who doesn't likke the name Diamond on a child. I belive that any parent has the right to name their child what they want. I personally like the name Diamond on a girl. The reason of that is because I am a girl... and my name is Diamond. It has never taken any priveleges or made any trouble in any way, IT'S JUST A NAME. It is not only for boys, it is for girls too and if you give it a chance u will see that it is beautiful. Eveybody I have ever spoken to has agreed... i hate how u think it is ok for a girl to be named crystal though...
-- Diamond_is_my_name  3/14/2014
This is my cats name and I also know a dog named Diamond as well.
Fine for a pet, not something to be used on a human.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/6/2014

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