PRONOUNCED: es-me-RAHL-dah (Spanish), esh-mə-RAL-də (Portuguese), ez-mə-RAHL-də (English) [key]
Meaning & History
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
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