Names Categorized "gemstones"

This is a list of names in which the categories include gemstones.
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ADI (1) f & m Hebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
AKI (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
AKIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AKIRA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name. A famous bearer was the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), given name written .
ALMAS f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALMAST f Armenian
Means "diamond" in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
ALMOG m & f Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ÁMBAR f Spanish
Spanish cognate of AMBER.
AMBER f English, Dutch
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel 'Forever Amber' (1944).
AMBRA f Italian
Italian cognate of AMBER.
AMBRE f French
French cognate of AMBER.
AMETHYST f English (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix α (a) and μεθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness.
AZURE f English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
AZZURRA f Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.
BẢO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".
BAO f & m Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BAT-ERDENE m Mongolian
Means "strong jewel" in Mongolian.
BERMET f Kyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
BERYL f English
From the English word for the clear or pale green precious stone, ultimately deriving from Sanskrit. As a given name, it first came into use in the 19th century.
BIJOU f Various
Means "jewel" in French.
BISERA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
BISERKA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
BOLORMAA f Mongolian
Means "crystal woman" in Mongolian.
CELESTINE f & m English
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CEVAHİR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CHALCHIUHTICUE f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "jade skirt" in Nahuatl. She was the Aztec goddess of water and rivers, the wife of Tlaloc.
CHANDRAKANT m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.
CHÂU f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CHRISTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
CORAL f English, Spanish
From the English and Spanish word coral for the underwater skeletal deposits that can form reefs. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κοραλλιον (korallion).
CORALIE f French
Either a French form of KORALIA, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see CORAL).
CRISTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
CRYSTAL f English
From the English word crystal for the clear, colourless glass, sometimes cut into the shape of a gemstone. The English word derives ultimately from Greek κρυσταλλος (krystallos) meaning "ice". It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century.
DAR f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DIAMANTO f Greek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIAMOND f English (Modern)
From the English word diamond for the clear colourless precious stone, the birthstone of April. It is derived from Late Latin diamas, from Latin adamas, which is of Greek origin meaning "invincible, untamed".
DORJI f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
DURDONA f Uzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
DZHOKHAR m Chechen
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
ELECTRA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ηλεκτρα (Elektra), derived from ηλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
ELETTRA f Italian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
ELMAS f Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
EMERALD f English (Modern)
From the word for the green precious stone, which is the birthstone of May. The emerald supposedly imparts love to the bearer. The word is ultimately from Greek σμαραγδος (smaragdos).
ERDENECHIMEG f Mongolian
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
ESMERALDA f Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
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.
FAIRUZ f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيروز (see FAYRUZ).
FAIRUZA f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see FIRUZEH).
FAYRUZ f Arabic
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Arabic, ultimately of Persian origin.
FERUZA f Uzbek
Uzbek form of FIRUZEH.
FIROOZEH f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see FIRUZEH).
FIROUZEH f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see FIRUZEH).
FIROZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروز (see FIRUZ).
FİRUZƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of FIRUZEH.
FIRUZA f Tajik, Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani, Tajik, Uzbek and Azerbaijani form of FIRUZEH.
FİRUZE f Turkish
Turkish form of FIRUZEH.
FIRUZEH f Persian
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Persian. Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of FIRUZ.
GARNET (1) f English
From the English word garnet for the precious stone, the birthstone of January. The word is derived from Middle English gernet meaning "dark red".
GAUHAR f Urdu, Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
GAWAHIR f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواهر (see JAWAHIR).
GEMA f Spanish
Spanish form of GEMMA.
GEMMA f Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GIADA f Italian
Italian form of JADE.
GINTARAS m Lithuanian
Means "amber" in Lithuanian.
GINTARĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of GINTARAS.
GOHAR f Armenian
Means "jewel" in Armenian, ultimately of Persian origin.
GOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GREET f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRÉTA f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETA f German, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHEN f German, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETE f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETEL f German
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of MARGRETHE.
GRIET f Dutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GYEONG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
GYÖNGYI f Hungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
HELMI f Finnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HIRA f & m Urdu, Nepali, Punjabi, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit हीर (hira) meaning "diamond". It is typically feminine in Pakistan and unisex in India and Nepal.
HIROSHI m Japanese
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations that are read the same way.
HYACINTH (2) f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower (or the precious stone that also bears this name), ultimately from Greek hyakinthos (see HYACINTHUS).
HYEON-JU f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYUN-JOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see HYEON-JU).
INBAR f Hebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.
INTAN f Indonesian, Malay
Means "diamond" in Malay and Indonesian.
INZHU f Kazakh
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
JACINTH f English (Rare)
From the English word for the orange precious stone, originating from the same source as Hyacinth.
JADA (1) f English
Possibly an elaborated form of JADE. This name came into general use in the 1960s, and was popularized in the 1990s by actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971-).
JADE f & m English, French
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic. As a given name, it came into general use during the 1970s. It was initially unisex, though it is now mostly feminine.
JASPER m English, Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
From Latin Gaspar, perhaps from the biblical Hebrew word גִּזְבָּר (gizbar) meaning "treasurer", derived from Persian ganzabara. This name was traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since the Middle Ages. The name can also be given in reference to the English word for the gemstone.
JAWAHIR f Arabic
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence".
JETT m English (Modern)
From the English word jet, which denotes either a jet aircraft or an intense black colour (the words derive from different sources).
JEWEL f & m English
In part from the English word jewel, a precious stone, derived from Old French jouel, which was possibly related to jeu "game". It is also in part from the surname Jewel or Jewell (a derivative of the Breton name JUDICAËL), which was sometimes used in honour of the 16th-century bishop of Salisbury John Jewel. It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century.
JEWELL f & m English
Variant of JEWEL.
JI-MIN f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (min) meaning "gentle, affable", (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "jade, stone resembling jade". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.
JUMANA f Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمانة (see JUMANA).
JUVELA f Esperanto
Means "jewel-like" in Esperanto.
KAHURANGI f & m Maori
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue" in Maori.
KAILASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KAIMANA m & f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KOHAKU f & m Japanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
KOHAR f Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GOHAR.
KORALIA f Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
KORALJKA f Croatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KORALO m Esperanto
Means "coral" in Esperanto.
KRISTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
KRYSTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
KYO m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or or (see KYOU).
KYOU m & f Japanese
From Japanese (kyou) meaning "unite, cooperate", (kyou) meaning "capital city", (kyou) meaning "village", (kyou) meaning "apricot", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
KYUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see GYEONG).
LALI f Georgian
Means "ruby" in Georgian, of Sanskrit origin.
LEIMOMI f Hawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
LI (1) f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "reason, logic", () meaning "stand, establish", () meaning "black, dawn", () meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or () meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
LIM m & f Chinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LIN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LING f & m Chinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters that are pronounced similarly.
LULIT f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
LULU (2) f Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
MAARIT f Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MADGE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAGGIE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAIGHREAD f Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRÉAD f Irish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREAD f Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAISIE f Scottish, English (British)
Scottish diminutive of MAIREAD.
MAŁGORZATA f Polish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MAŁGOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
MAMIE f English
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MANI (1) m Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada
Means "jewel" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this name is borne by a serpent and an attendant of Skanda.
MARED f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARET f Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGAID f Manx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGALIT f Hebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGAREETA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
MARGARET f English
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari). Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.... [more]
MARGARÉTA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGARETE f German
German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHA f Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHE f German, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGARETTA f English
Latinate form of MARGARET.
MARGARID f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մարգարիտ (see MARGARIT).
MARGARIDA f Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARIT f Armenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARGARITA f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGAUX f French
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town. It was borne by Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996), granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, who had it changed from Margot.
MARGE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGED f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARGERY f English
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
MARGHERITA f Italian
Italian form of MARGARET. This is also the Italian word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGIE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGIT f Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARGITA f Slovak
Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGOT f French
French short form of MARGARET.
MARGREET f Limburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of MARGARET and a Dutch variant of MARGRIET.
MARGRÉT f Icelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETE f Norwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARGRIET f Dutch
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGRIT f German
German variant form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITE f French
French form of MARGARET. This is also the French word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIT f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARITA (2) f Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARJANI f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MARJETA f Slovene
Slovene form of MARGARET.
MARJORIE f English
Medieval variant of MARGERY, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
MARJORY f English
Variant of MARJORIE.
MARKÉTA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARKETTA f Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MARSAILI f Scottish
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
MÄRTA f Swedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MARZENA f Polish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MAY f English
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MAYME f English
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MEAGAN f English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHAN f English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEG f English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET. It is now also used as a short form of the related name MEGAN.
MEGAN f Welsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGY f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHAN f English
Variant of MEGAN.
MERERID f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETE f Danish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERIT (2) f Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
META f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METTE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MICA f English
Short form of MICHAELA.
MING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
MINH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
MOMI f Hawaiian
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
MORVARID f Persian
Means "pearl" in Persian.
MYEONG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
MYSIE f Scottish
Variant of MAISIE.
MYUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see MYEONG).
NEELA f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Tamil நீலா or Hindi नीला (see NILA).
NEELAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see NILAM).
NEELIMA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).
NGỌC f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NILA f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILIMA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NORBU m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
OPAL f English
From the English word opal for the iridescent gemstone, the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit उपल (upala) meaning "jewel".
OPALINE f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of OPAL.
PAAIE f Manx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PEARL f English
From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
PEARLE f English
Variant of PEARL.
PEARLIE f English
Diminutive of PEARL.
PEG f English
Short form of PEGGY.
PEGGIE f English
Variant of PEGGY.
PEGGY f English
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEIGI f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PENINNAH f Biblical
Means "precious stone, pearl" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the wives of Elkanah, the other being Hannah.
PERLA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLE f French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERLIE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of PEARL.
PERLITA f Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PICH f & m Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
QIU m & f Chinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
RATHNA f & m Tamil
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATNA f & m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali, Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure". This is a transcription of both the feminine form रत्ना and the masculine form रत्न.
RATNAM m & f Indian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
REETA f Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTA f Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REI f Japanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "bell", (rei) meaning "beautiful, lovely" or (rei) meaning "the tinkling of jade". This name can also be formed by other kanji with the same pronunciation.
RITA f Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
RUBENA f Esperanto
Means "like a ruby" in Esperanto.
RUBINA f Italian
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".
RUBY f English
Simply from the name of the precious stone (which ultimately derives from Latin ruber "red"), which is the birthstone of July. It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
RUBYE f English
Variant of RUBY.
SADAF f Arabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SAFIRA f Esperanto
Means "like a sapphire" in Esperanto.
SANGO f Popular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SAPIR f Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPHIRA f Biblical
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SAPPHIRE f English (Rare)
From the name of the gemstone, the blue birthstone of September, which is derived from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros), ultimately from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir).
SAPPHO f Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SEDEF f Turkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SHINJU f Japanese
From Japanese 真珠 (shinju) meaning "pearl".
TAKARA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
THU f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
TOPAZ f English (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τοπαζος (topazos).
YALING f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
YEŞİM f Turkish
Means "jade" in Turkish.
YU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.