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This is a beautiful name. It gives the impression that the bearer is a rare and beautiful person, a gem.
-- Lomesir22  6/9/2005
The Emerald represents love and success. It's perfect!
-- Tbird  7/27/2005
When I think of Emerald I think of old Ireland with its brilliant green hills. It is a strong name with a lot of personal meaning.
-- BethanyE  1/13/2006
I reckon Emerald is cool name.
-- Taria  5/30/2006
Emeralds are my favorite gems so the name is awesome. I have only met one person with this name and she seemed very unique!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Emerald is a wonderful, exotic name.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2006
This is an absolutely perfect name, part of the reason being that my birthday is in May, making my birthstone the emerald. Either way, it's gorgeous.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2006
I think the meaning, in this particular case, is really funny, because Emerald is a character in me and my friends' stories, who is anything but loving, although her boyfriend, Pyro, loves her at an almost stalkerish level. But she got the name for her green eyes.
-- rain-angel03  9/19/2006
If I ever have a little girl I will call her Emerald but Emmie will be her nickname!
-- clems  11/16/2006
This is a hideous, ugly name and anyone who names their child Emerald should be cursed.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2007
From the American Heritage Dictionary:

em·er·ald (ĕm'ər-əld, ĕm'rəld) n.
A brilliant green to grass-green transparent variety of beryl, used as a gemstone.

[Middle English emeraude, from Old French, from Medieval Latin esmeralda, esmeraldus, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos.]
-- earthnut  9/13/2007
This name is beautiful. It also reminds me of the city of Seattle which is called the Emerald City, which makes me like this name more.
-- Rachelgirl1989  5/29/2008
This is such a gorgeous name. It makes me think of power, strength and excitement!
-- Sophannagh  7/20/2008
Emerald is a beautiful, warm, sensible name. Emeralda is also a pretty name. It's feminine but not too girly. Emma is such a cute nickname!
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2008
This would be a great name for an Irish girl, as in the Emerald Isle. Don't take any notice of that stupid anonymous comment above.
-- Hushpuppy  11/23/2008
"One short day, in the Emerald City."

From the play, "Wicked", where the Wizard of Oz is. I guess a city can be a famous bearer.
-- kateab1115  12/7/2008
Seems pretty cheap as a name.
-- Kerules  6/2/2009
My name is Emerald and I hate it. I just go by Emmy because it's embaressing. People think it's a cool name unless it's YOUR NAME!
-- emerald8  6/9/2009
I used to really like this name, and even used it on a ragdoll I made. Now I think it sounds a little silly on a real person. It just doesn't come across the same way as some other gemstone names, like Pearl or Ruby, which seem doable as people names.
-- Anyechka  7/27/2009
When I think of this name, I think of the gem-- beautiful and shiny. If you had this nickname, you could have the nickname Emmy.
-- -Julia-  7/28/2009
Emerald sounds tacky on a real person. Why not name your daughter Esmeralda if you wanted a name with the same meaning?
-- bananarama  8/13/2009
Although Emeralds are beautiful the name is tacky. Pearl and Ruby are okay, but Emerald? No, No, No!
-- Alora  1/9/2010
Some of you all are so mean, my name is Emerald, and I don't like it and I am already self-conscious about it and you guys say those horrible things. Way to boost someone's self esteem down.
-- emerald8  2/11/2010
Just ignore them, it's only their opinion. You have a very unusual and beautiful name and some people can't see past the fact that it's quite new as a name, whereas the other gemstone names mentioned (Pearl and Ruby) have been in use for a long time. It's cool to have a rare name!
-- amanda82  2/16/2010
My name is Emerald. At least once a week someone tells me how beautiful and unique my name is. My name has never held me back and I LIKE being the only Emerald I know. I'm not just another Emily, Ashley, or Jennifer.
-- windofthenorth  2/21/2010
I love emeralds! I didn't think about it being a name, but I actually really like it!
-- Liesl  10/7/2010
No offence, but I simply don't see the appeal of “names” that are in fact words. And as Emerald8 said, people who think this is a cool name should rename themselves, not impose it on their kids who might think otherwise.

(to Emerald8: Thank your parents for that. :) No seriously, pretty much every kid gets teased about their name at some point, get over it. Emerald is not the worst name out there by far. Just imagine you ended up Oralie. ;))
-- that one  5/12/2011
Wow, everybody's saying how it's not a suitable name. I just CHANGED my name to Emerald lol.
-- musicalemmy  7/19/2011
I think it's a spunky alternative to Emma :) and it's better than Esmeralda. Please don't feel bad, Emerald8. I think your name is great! Don't worry, I won't use it as a first name. It'd make an interesting middle name, though.
-- CKV  4/20/2012
The 'name' Emerald was given to 145 poor little girls in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Emerald is my name and I happen to love it. Everyone tells me how beautiful it is. My nickname is emmy but I like being called Emerald. I think it is very unique.
-- bubbles22  9/18/2013
I have named my second child Emerald, she was not born in May. I wanted something less common pretty and interesting. People shouldn't judge others' choice of names for their children, it certainly beats the contents of the fruit bowl. Each to their own I say. I love the name but if she doesn't like it she could be known as Emma.
-- nightowl2  3/23/2014
An absolutely gorgeous name.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2014
This is a lovely name, especially for a middle name. I do think it should only be used for a girl, though. Many people are saying it's trashy, but that is not true. Emerald has always been one of my favorite names, especially since it's the name of a jewel and May's birthstone.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2015
I love my "Emerald". I chose this beautiful, unique name for my baby girl because:
1. It means "love and success".
2. Green is a color that represents: happiness, abundance, health.
3. It a precious jewel of majestic beauty and rare strength.

I hope she never lets any ignorant comments by small minded people make her forget all the beauty and happiness she brings to my life; and how many nights I spent trying to choose the perfect name to represent all the blessings that I wanted for her life in this unique name.

A proud mom of a beautiful "Emerald".
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2015
My 4 year old daughter is called Emerald Luna Star. We chose the name because it's my birthstone.. bizarrely Emerald was born in February. The name is a perfect match to her personality and beauty. We have had some beautiful comments about her name.. it's great that she has a unique name.
-- TinaHill  8/17/2015
I think Emerald is lovely! Just pair it with a more classic, traditional middle name, like Emerald Elizabeth or Emerald Helen. Don't use two word names together--it's too much. Emerald has the perfect balance of class and spunk if you play it right.
-- samoan.solstice  5/9/2016
I named my daughter Kemerald which means unique, rare, blessing. She embodies each of these words perfectly. It is something that is different and not very common at all.
-- TwistedPerfection  5/17/2016
A classy, beautiful name.
She can go by:
Emery
Emma
Emmie or Emmy.
-- Eileen1209864  6/24/2016
I named my daughter Emerald. She was one of the "poor little girls" born in the US in 2012 and given the name Emerald. She sometimes goes by Emmy.
I think it is a pretty name. And original but not to the point we were trying too hard.
Green is the color of health. And Emeralds are pretty, at least to me.
My name is also Trulee, and I like my rather uncommon name. I do know the names Emerald and Trulee tend to get compliments a lot. And some people dislike them on occasion as well.
Haters will hate. I found no other name appealing for her. I hope she likes it as an adult, I don't see why she wouldn't.
-- truleesjs  11/3/2016
My daughter's name is Emerald, nickname is Emmy. I absolutely love it. I knew she was going to be bright, bold and beautiful. It's even sweeter because it is her Great Grandma's, Aunt's and brother's birth stone! Her name fits her perfectly because she is very unique.
My name is Brittany, I graduated with 9 other Brittany's and I promised I would give my kids the opposite.
-- littleone1031  3/1/2017
My name is Emerald and when I was young I used to not like it, I wanted to be named something simple like the name Emily. But then I saw how unique it made me and I fell in love with it. I have never met anyone with the same name as me but I have met people with the name Esmerelda. It's kind of funny when people first hear my name, I have been in situations where I was new to a school and when the teacher said my name to the class the kids that seemed bored started to pay attention and it was obvious that my name caught their attention. There were a few reasons why I was named this and one of them was because my family is Irish and they were looking for a Irish name and when the name Emerald came up they loved it. My name suits me well due to my Emerald green eyes and personality.

Those with the name Emerald should think of themselves as lucky, for now you are easy to pick out of a crowd, and are most likely seen as a beautiful person.
-- emeraldm13  4/1/2017

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