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This name sounds so pretty and reminds me of someone with great beauty.
iwant2baurora  11/11/2005
This name is so breathtakingly beautiful!
tmarie  12/10/2005
It reminds me with a girl with dark, long curly hair and olive skin, like Esmerelda off the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
bellaboo  11/2/2006
When the Disney movie, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", came out, I was about 4. I insisted that everyone call me Esmeralda. Funny thing is, I have red hair, fair skin, and freckles =).
1crzychick  11/7/2006
I agree with the person calling it "breathtaklingly Beautiful". I want to name my daughter Esmeralda. Another advantage to this name is that there are no obvious ways of slaughtering it into a nickname.
Tango  12/12/2006
I just wanted to reply to your comment saying that it can't be butchered into a nickname I just thought of one, Ezzy.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2017
This is the name of my future daughter! It's exotic & beautiful and underused. I see an Spanish/Italian beauty with the name. Name your child this and it will make people look twice at the person after seeing such a pretty name.
pixiedust86  1/23/2007
Esmeralda was Lucy Ricardo's middle name in the TV show _I Love Lucy_. Her whole name was Lucille Esmeralda McGillicuddy-Ricardo.
breakofday  3/19/2007
Lord! I cannot describe in words how BEAUTIFUL this name is!
LittleLilly  4/3/2007
Esmeralda is not sweet, it's not pretty, it's not even beautiful. Only word I can find for Esmeralda is wonderful. It should be used more often, though I'd probably do something very desperate if this came as common as Amy etc.
Yippal  4/8/2007
Esmeralda Weatherwax is the name of a frequently appearing character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. She is totally awesome.
DHgirl  9/25/2007
I absolutely adore this name! It sounds so elegant and lovely! Plus wonderful for a girl.
aquaspirit96  10/2/2007
This name is gorgeous. Esmeralda reminds me of a girl who's ever so beautiful and delicate just like the name.
Miss_Gorgeous  3/11/2008
Sounds like a princess's name.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2008
I personally think this name is ugly, I would list it with Gertrud and Millicent, it reminds me of an old woman, or an ugly old witch hag, certainly someone very forthright and quite stocky and intimidating.
Locket  4/10/2008
I think that it is one of the most beautiful names ever.
number1212  4/30/2008
I prefer the name Emeralda over Esmeralda because it's softer and sweeter, and Emma is such a cute nickname!
― Anonymous User  8/10/2008
It's beautiful without a doubt, but it sounds ever so slightly ... evil to me.
CutieCupcake  8/17/2008
This name is very beautiful. When I hear it it makes me think of someone with beautiful eyes for some reason.
xEMMUREx  12/31/2008
Don't say that Esmeralda was used in "the Hunchback of Notre Dame", it came from Hugo's intentional name for the book "Notre Dame de Paris". Esmeralda is also killed in the original version. Sorry Disney fans.
camilana646  3/27/2009
I actually hate this name, it reminds me of a wicked old witch.
yael5012_y  6/14/2009
In Notre Dame de Paris, Esmeralda's birth name is actually Agnes.
Good name, anyhow.
NessCortese  11/7/2009
When I was little I loved the movie "the Hunchback of Notre Dame" and I have always wanted to know the gypsy's name because she is one of my favorite characters. When I found out her name was Esmeralda I thought it fit perfectly. It isn't too delicate, too simple, and thanks to the movie the name won't be considered that weird. A name as precious as its gemstone.
Milena Scialfa  12/30/2009
Far too overrated. It just doesn't look or sound graceful or organized, the syllables seem stuffed up and clumsy. Not the worst name out there, but certainly not the best- good if you want something with a melodramatic feel.
lucyskydiamonds  1/13/2010
Almost comically ugly.
SandSea  2/25/2010
I personally believe it is entirely too overrated. Yet it is on my favorite list. Esmeralda is an otherwise remarkable name, if people would cease to picture very delicate woman to it. When I think of the name Esmeralda, I picture a confident young woman with nice morals, not dolls and tea parties and a "whatever-rolling-of-eyes" personality. 'Esme' would be a wonderful nickname, if only a certain book hadn't ruined it for any future and current use.
Francesca  6/4/2010
A beautiful name! Esme could be a nickname.
Liesl  10/8/2010
Esmeralda is also Portuguese and French. So just because Clopin gave her that nickname, that doesn't mean that he originally came from Spain.

Makes me wonder if this is also the Roma word for emerald.
Atarah Derek  12/29/2010
In Bedřich Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride, Esmeralda is the (probably phony) name of the "Spanish" dancer in a troupe of comedians.
Kosta  1/31/2011
It's a bit too much of an old lady name for me, though it is quite pretty. Also, my friend calls me this for some odd reason that I can't quite figure out (my real name is Alma, so it can't be from there).
― Anonymous User  2/28/2011
Esmeralda is also commonly used in Portugal, where it is pronounced 'Izh-me-RAL-de'. [noted -ed]
hearnoevil8  6/14/2011
Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the autobiography "When I was Puerto Rican".
555jazzy  9/3/2012
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore, famed British guitarist and songwriter of the bands Deep Purple and Rainbow (and currently of the folk-rock band Blackmore's Night), and his wife Candice Lauren Night have a daughter named Autumn Esmerelda, who was born May 27th, 2010.
la-petite-rachel  2/7/2014
I like this name, but with the spelling Esmerelda. I would never actually name my child this, but it is pretty.
kvpp88  6/8/2014
I know identical twin girls named Esmeralda and Esperanza, and their nicknames were Merry and Perry! Their names (and nicknames) together are rather too similar and matchy, and I constantly get the twins mixed up, but the names are beautiful and suit them to a tee.

I do slightly prefer the name Esmeralda more than Esperanza, because of the lovely nickname option of Esme! To me, it also evokes the image of an emerald, and of a spirited and lively young woman. Great associations to have :)
― Anonymous User  6/27/2014
This name is jaw-droppingly beautiful! *o*
― Anonymous User  7/3/2014
Canadian actor and director Ryan Gosling and his wife Eva Mendes' daughter is named Esmeralda. Beautiful name.
mmcurliq42311  10/9/2014
Everyone seems to either love or hate this name. I'm neutral.

It's nicely long and elegant, and really is a pretty name. Problem is, it's one of those names that feels overdramatic, like it should belong to a stupid shallow rich girl whose parents wanted to show off. Could be worse, but could be a lot better. I like Esmé.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2015
When I imagine an Esmeralda I imagine a red-haired or brunette girl with bright green eyes. One of the most beautiful names I've ever seen, with good associations, both with the precious stone as in the literature.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017

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