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I bet this name won’t be the the top 1000 for 2022.
I know people might think of Amber Heard which is unfortunate cause I’ve met a few Amber’s who were cool but it’s still a pretty name. Maybe give it a couple of years. I’m sure the world will move on to the next name to meme about. Haha.
Beautiful gemstone. Nice name.
This is such a pretty name. Feminine and simple, timeless. I like it.
So sorry but because of Amber Heard the name has lost all its charm for me. Blame Amber Heard.
Amber Heard.
So pretty. Also, love the color!
I named one of my male OCs Amber, he’s a white cat who’s very kind and loves his kids and wife :3.
This is my name and I wouldn't ever change it. I personally love this name and I don't think of a stripper when I hear it, just because I am not a stripper.
Makes me think of the girl from Sofia the First, but it's very pretty!
Amber Jayanti is the founder of the Santa Cruz School for Tarot and Qabalah Study.
I don't like this name at all it sounds like the name of a mean blonde girl.
I really like this name, I don’t feel like it is extremely popular and overused nowadays. My favorite middle name for it would be Amber Rosemary.
I personally don't like this name, it makes me think of a spoiled brat.
Amber is very pretty, and you can picture your own things of this name.
Pretty name!
Honestly, I love the name Amber. I'm using it as a name for one of my protagonists in a story, and they are an honorable character. I think the name Amber fits someone who is honorable, loving, kind, and overall a good person.
Amber is also used as a unisex name among the Romani people.
Amber is only good for a woman, not a child.
Honestly I neither love the name or hate it, But maybe because it's currently associated with that sorry excuse for a human being (Amber Heard) it's not the best to choose for your daughter at the moment.
I’ve never liked this name. Not only is it now extremely dated, but so boring!
It's a beautiful name.
I really like this name - it suits a lot of different ages. I like it more than Ember because in my opinion it sounds better, and jewel names are more common and known than fire/nature names. I've never known an Amber so I don't consider it overused. It was #79 on England and Wales in 2019.
Ember is better.
I’m not sure why people associate this as a stripper name. I’ve heard others say that in the past as well. Interesting.
I personally associate it with the upper class, not stripper-y to me at all.
This name is nice because the gemstone makes it seem pretty, and the word itself has such a soft touch with how soft it is. It does seem rather bizarre to believe that it's an 'Arabic' name, because of the word origin, but I doubt that it's ever still used as one, so it doesn't really matter.
I think this is a pretty name. Love the color association as well.
I've loved this for a while, but it doesn't go with my surname... Sadness :(
I don't think of Amber Alert when I hear Amber. Besides, Amber Alert is a good thing. It can help you find a kidnapped, runaway, or missing child. Amber Hagerman is behind the Amber Alert. She was kidnapped and killed in 1996. People who name their child Amber should name her after Amber Hagerman.
"Amber" is a song from the band 311, released in 2001. Focusing more on their reggae roots, the song is about Nick Hexum's then fiancée and then Eden's Crush member Nicole Scherzinger.[1] Scherzinger appears briefly in the music video, playing in the ocean with Hexum. Although it is not one of the highest charting singles (hitting number 13 on the Modern Rock chart), it ended up their longest lasting on the Alternative Rock chart and remains their most popular single to date. It is also their only single that received a certification by the RIAA, achieving Gold status.
My full name is Amber Liu, or the name of a famous singer(?). I never knew that until I was 8 years old, nor that I knew my name was a crystal. I like this name very much and I think it's cute, but I also like the name Ember, because I like flames. (not a disaster though)
Chick-flicks relish in names like this. "Amber." It's okay for a thirty year old but it's so outdated.
It's a very pretty name and I really like it.
I love this name, I think it's super cute and makes me think of nature.
Have a nice day everyone! :)
I was recently informed by a friend of mine that, according to Norse mythology, Freyja's tears fell upon the earth turn to gold when they touch land. Those that fell into the sea became Amber. I am not well versed in this particular mythology but I thought it would be something worth knowing for those with the name.
My name is Amber. I was named this in 1987. I’ve never had a problem with my name. Even being named this at the height of its popularity I never ran into that many Ambers. Was the only one in my elementary classes. Now that I’m older I like it and think it’s pretty. I have met a little girl named Ember. And her classmates said “Hey, you guys have the same name.” I had always said ember differently than Amber...but I guess they are too similar to differentiate between for kiddos? Then I felt weird not knowing how to pronounce her name... so I call her Amber like me? Lol. Anyway, Ember is cool too. Both names are “earthy”, I dunno.
Amber is a lovely name. Also one of my favorite stones! (But that's beside the point.)I have always liked Amber. In terms of the middle "mb" it is similar to Kimberly, of which there were a couple I knew growing up (though they only went by Kim) - otherwise this name is pretty unique, even among others that were popular in the 80s and 90s. (Not a whole lot of feminine names end in R.)However... I have no idea where the "bimbo" association originated from. None whatsoever. Amber suddenly became a trashy name choice and I was standing there with cartoon question marks above my head. I'm hoping that association leaves at some point, because Amber, again, is lovely.
This is my name. I am a white, blonde haired, blue eyed girl from the USA. I strongly dislike it. It has various negative associations, and I simply wish I had a different name. It's fine on other people, but not me. I feel like it's too common where I live, and overused. Not only that, but it feels kind of trendy, and I would prefer to have a less used, older name with more of a history to it. Sorry to my fellow Ambers. If you like your name, I'm happy for you.
Amber Gray is a Broadway actress. Gray portrayed Hélène Bezukhova in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a musical adaptation of War and Peace. She is currently playing the role of Persephone in Hadestown,
Nice, but I prefer the name Ember. Amber is super common, and I know too many Amber's who've been less than friendly, to the point where I have to associate the name with rude people. I still like it, but I think Ember is more unique and just in general nicer. Plus, fire is cool.To those looking for a gem name, maybe fade away from Amber and consider Sapphire. It's beautiful, clever, unusual, and is pretty much the only gemstone name that actually has a deep and complex history to it. Ruby is also nice. Plus, there are plenty of names with gemstone meanings that fit those categories, like Kaimana, Hawaiian for diamond. Still, Amber is nice. Just pretty common and has a few bad associations with me.
Amber is probably the gemstone name I like best. It's nicer than Crystal, Ruby and Pearl.
Pretty name! I have never thought of Amber as a stripper name.
Amber Rose Gill (born 1997) is an English reality television star who is best known for having won the 2019 season of the ITV2 series Love Island. She is also known for her work as a model for the Newcastle fashion brand Fash 1.
I know an Amber who is white with black hair so she stands out from the crowd. She is really shy.
I really love this name it's beautiful and unique it's not that popular. People aren't the way they are because of their name and that's basically true for any name at all- people are who they want to be. So if you like a name use it. It doesn't matter how popular or if that's the name of your bully you can still use the name.
My name wasn't given with the intention of meaning the gemstone, but in fact was from a book called "Nine Princes in Amber" (1970), which is the first in the series 'The Chronicles of Amber' by Roger Zelazny. In the books, Amber is the name of a fictional kingdom that exists in a sort of parallel universe to ours. Great book series, it made me fall in love with my name!
This is my own name, so of course I may be biased when I say that I love it quite a bit.I was distantly aware of the stripper/bimbo association but never thought about it much; it doesn't seem to have much prevalence where I am from. I think my name is quite strong and distinctive, and has a fiery note to it. I have heard from someone that it means, "fierce", which I love.As well as this, the Amber stone is also sometimes called the, "Bringer of Light". Ever wondered why the Latin phrase for Amber was "visio electri"? Egyptians used to love wearing Amber as jewellery or on their clothing. When the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus came to Egypt, he discovered that when Amber was rubbed against cloth, it produced sparks and attracted feathers, husks, and small wooden splinters. This was considered magic by the Egyptians at that time, but was later found out to be the effect of electricity, a discovery which was prompted by the Amber stone. The word "electricity" derives from the Greek word for "Amber" as a result. I think this is quite a nice story behind the name!
This name brings to mind a stripper more than almost any other name.
My name is Amber and I'm from America.
My name is Amber. I’m Asian and people always remark my name for being unique. People never forget my name and I become embarrassed when someone catcalls my name. I love my name. I match the opinion of some people who think Amber is wise, soft spoken and kind, quiet and shy. I'm very disappointed that people thought that Ambers are strippers. As an Asian, people would think my name is white or Arabic but I usually ignore. People would think I’m not from south east Asia anymore and think I’m from somewhere else. This includes China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia(?), etc. At first I was self conscious with my name but I got used to it and it grows on me. I'm in 9th grade and there is only one Amber in a sea of Hannah’s and Sarah’s.
When I think of "Amber" I think of someone who is wise. Connecting it to the actual gemstone/fossil, they have a strange awareness and keen sense of knowledge. Amber stones are a treasure; no two are the same. Some have floral debris lingering in them. Some have been known to have various plants and animals trapped in them. To that I say, they would be versatile, mysterious, and full of surprises. My mind conjures something of a wise woman who is sexy; someone who you know has a vast amount of knowledge but isn't too keen on giving up that information right away.The few Ambers I have met are just as varied as the stone itself. Many were babies from the late 80s to the early 90s; I very rarely see the name occurring with babies from the late 2k until recently. They can be intelligent, mean, sweet, egotistical, giving, materialistic, and every shade of personality under the sun. I have met them as fast food workers, nurses, students, physicians, medical technicians, gardeners, and artists. This proves that my personal impression of the name is far from correct, however, it is still fun to imagine an Amber such as this.
I feel as if in every movie where there is a mean girl, her name is Amber.
In 2018, 24 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Amber who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 133rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
I love the gemstone, however I think Amber has a certain lower class association in our current culture. I'd skip it for that reason alone--not because it's a bad name or anything.
Not bad but overused.
Don't like it.
My name is Amber Dawn, born in 1980. I personally love the name. My hair is not red, but auburn. I never knew the stereotypes of the name until the movie Clueless came out. And it's not so much the tree resin but the colour of it. Golden colored. I was also the only Amber in my class until 9th grade. At that time there were 3 of us I believe. Besides my name choices were Mylonetta (after my dad, Mylon), or Amber. I'm glad they went with the 2nd choice.
I have a friend named Amber. I think it is a really pretty name. In some meanings, it can mean "the sky" while in others, it means "jewel" or "gem".
First name Amber, middle name Rose... real original, Mother. But hey, at least I wasn't named Hannah, which is in my opinion the most overused and annoying name ever.
Honestly, it just makes me think of Jurassic Park, so if you're a fan of Jurassic Park you know the storyline, so being named after a fossil isn't so bad ;)
Cute name, and I rather this spelling then Ember. This name would be one to consider.
My sister is named Amber Lynn and I like Amber, hate Lynn. Amber is a really pretty gemstone, like Topaz.
I love the name! I named my daughter Amber in 1986. She is not nor has she ever been a stripper or a red head. She is and will always be a precious jewel and the mother of my grandson.
I don’t know why, but this name used to remind me of the stereotypical annoying blonde cheerleader; but you know, it’s starting to grow on me. I actually quite like it now. It makes me think of the Amber Room at the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, which is absolutely gorgeous.
It actually does have Arabic origins, from the word Anbar. Amber itself is the English variant.
Many of the women in my husband's family were named after gemstones (Pearl, Margaret--which means mother of pearl--, and Ruby.) We named our first born "Amber" as a tribute, in the mid-2000's. I honestly did have some reservations about it at first. I immediately thought about all of the Amber's of the early 90's, 80's pole dancers, Amber beer, and blonde ditzes. But the other thing that was trending at the time of her birth were old fashioned names, and Amber was quite popular in the Victorian era. This, in combination with the family tradition, tipped the scale for me. And I am proud to say that my daughter represents the name well. She is sweet, exceptionally smart, well spoken, very beautiful, and has an aura about her that really draws people in--she makes friends very easily. (She also happens to be blonde. ;-) ) She wears the name well, is very proud of the story behind it, and is the only Amber in her class in a sea of Ava's, Lily's and Grace's. The name has proven to be wonderfully unique for her generation (without being too unique).
Amber An, born Liao Ching-ling, is a Taiwanese model, singer and actress. Amber An entered showbiz in February 2009 through television program Celebrity Imitated Show: The Largest Political Party, in which she impersonates other celebrities, most prominently singer Yao Yao. She gained widespread fame in Taiwan after wearing just a C-string on the cover of Next Magazine in 2009—because of it, she became referred to as "Queen of C-string". In 2011, An was voted the world's sexiest woman in the Taiwanese version of magazine FHM. She started her singing career by releasing her first album on August, in which "the dancing music was created to guide the viewers to appreciate the charm of a sexy girl."
My name is Amber lea Brown. I don't care if Amber is a tree or a gem because I think it's a beautiful name either way.
I have this name. It's so overused. There are actually 7 people in my grade that have it. Don't use an overused name. Please.
Amber is an AMAZING name.
Amber Christine Liu Chang is an American former professional tennis player and the wife of fellow tennis pro Michael Chang. At Stanford University, she was a two-time NCAA singles champion in 2003 and 2004. Her highest ranking was World No. 241 in singles and No. 600 in doubles.
Amber Marie Seyer is a beauty queen from Oran, Missouri who has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant and competed for the Miss USA title in 2007. Seyer won the Miss Missouri Teen USA title in November 2002, on her first attempt and also won the Miss Photogenic award. She had previously been crowned the 2002 Cotton Carnival queen in Sikeston, Missouri, in September 2002. She later represented Missouri in the Miss Teen USA 2003 pageant broadcast live from Palm Springs, California in August 2003, but did not place. The pageant was won by Tami Farrell of Oregon. In October 2006 Seyer returned to pageantry and won the Miss Missouri USA title, also on her first attempt. She also won the Miss Congeniality and interview awards. Seyer is the sixth former Miss Teen USA delegate to win the Miss Missouri USA title, and the fifth former Missouri teen to do so. She became the fourth delegate from Miss Teen USA 2003 to win a Miss USA state crown, and the fifth former Teen USA delegate to win a Miss USA 2007 state title. Seyer represented Missouri in the Miss USA 2007 pageant broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 23, 2007 and placed in the top 10.
Amber Dawn Montana also known as Amber Frank is an American actress. She is known for her role as Taylor Hathaway in the Nickelodeon series The Haunted Hathaways. Amber Montana started acting at the age of 7 in Florida before she moved to California. While in Florida she also attended Westchase Elementary School in Westchase, Tampa, Florida. After moving to California she got her first minor role in the 2008 drama movie She Could Be You. Later on, she appeared in different TV shows. In 2012, she was cast for the lead role as Taylor in the Nickelodeon sitcom The Haunted Hathaways after she had auditioned eight times for that role. She currently resides in Santa Clarita, California. Montana is of Cuban and Spanish descent.
Amber Portwood was born in Anderson, Indiana, U.S.A. Amber was on the hit TV series, 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, which followed her over the years, from her having her child to showing the struggles she faces with depression and anger issues. She gave birth to her first child, at the age of 18, on November 12, 2009 to "Leah Leann Shirley", with her on-again off-again boyfriend, "Gary Shirley". Amber dropped out of high school when she discovered she was pregnant but wants to get her G.E.D. and accomplish her dream of opening her own beauty salon. She has many troubles with her baby's father, Gary. The problems have led to physical violence. Amber was eventually arrested for domestic violence against Gary. On June 5, 2012, Amber was sentenced to 5 years in prison, after she chose to give up a drug rehabilitation program. She is going to substance abuse classes and will get her GED, while serving her time in prison.
Amber Laura Heard is an American actress. She made her film debut in 2004 in the sports drama Friday Night Lights, starring Billy Bob Thornton. After small roles in North Country and Alpha Dog, Heard played her first leading role in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and appeared in The CW television show Hidden Palms.
Beautiful name, not over used either.
I like this name. I do not see anything bad in being named after the dried sap. Generally, I do like names that come from nature like names of flowers or some other plants. This is beautiful.
My daughter's name is AmberRose. I love it, she loves it and everyone who knows her loves it. Yes she is blonde but she has a Masters in theoretical physics so it does not signify a dumb blonde. Fossilised tree resin is a beautiful golden semi precious stone which can contain hidden character and life from long ago and the deeper you look the more you might find. Her hair is golden and her skin rose pink. I think it is one of the most beautiful names out there so be proud, all Ambers.
My name is Amber. I do not have red hair and am certainly not a hooker. In fact, I am an asian girl who grew up in a rather secure environment. Please don't bash on other people's names. It does not describe them as a person. I personally feel at times very insecure about my own name, but it is my name and I love it. People see this name as only a fossilized tree resin. It's still a gem. In some cultures "Amber" is a term used to roughly translate into "lion's heart." it also means 'strong,' and 'fierce' in other languages. Anyone who is named Amber and does not run along the lines of this stereotype placed by parts of society that says it is a hooker, stripper, stupid, etc. name, should be proud of themselves and know that it is a beautiful name that has beautiful meanings.
This is great name... if you want your daughter to turn into a stripper dancing at the local bar.
My last name is Lambrette. Some say that in French this is L'ambrette, meaning little Amber. I like it!
My name is Amber and it has came to me that it's part of a tree, but it's much less common for people to have names like Amber these days. I mean, I don't even go by Amber I go by Ambi, Amwan, Ambruh and I love them all. I just love them all because Amber is a very interesting name if you think about it. I'm very tomboyish and girly girl so it fits me very well.
Everyone keeps saying that Amber is fossilized tree sap, but that's technically not true. It's actually fossilized tree resin. Resin & sap are not the same thing; not that one is necessarily any better or worse than the other. Anyways, just thought some people might be interested to know that.
I think the name Amber is all right. I would like my name to be Amber. Most people say that you don't want it to be your name because it is dried sap. But it is also a colour. So I would say it is a nice name so I don't know why most of you are complaining!
I have this name and it's great because it's so short you don't get stupid nicknames! My parents do call me 'Ambie' or 'Bambi' which really does annoy me. I live in London so the name isn't interpreted stupidly, as one time I went up to Newcastle where they have a 'geordie' accent and they say it as ambA. I don't really like my name, but might change it when I'm older to something more 'normal', as everyone always thinks I'm gonna be black when they haven't seen me before, but I'm white.
My name is Amber and I used to not like it but it's grown on me. I've never heard of it meaning tree sap, that's new to me. When I've looked it up it meant "a rare and precious gemstone" so I always liked the meaning. It is very common for people my age, I was born in '87 but it seems to be going out of style.
My name is Amber and I like the name. As others have said, the sap part is probably the worst of all meanings. I don't see it as that. It's more a gem. I also don't see many others with that name anymore as it don't seem to be as popular as it was during the 80's. The only other thing about Amber is that I have friends who sometimes call me Amberger. Relating to hamburger. Still I wouldn't trade my name for anything else. =)
My name is Amber Nicole Alexander. I have long brown hair, dark blue eyes, and I'm 5"3. I'm very intellectual, kind, and creative. I'm in all Honors, in the Spelling Bee, but I am not on any sports teams. I can very much assure you I'm not a hooker or a stripper. I have only met one other Amber in my life. I've actually met more Tatum's and Clarissa's.
My name is Amber and I always hated it when I was younger. I don't understand why my parents would name me after tree sap. My brother still calls me Pampers and Abby. It has grown on me, I guess. But, besides my cousins and family bullying, I got so many compliments on my name, especially as an adult. But I think my last name saved my name. My last name is Victoria. So, my name is Amber Victoria. Pretty name overall.
My name is Amber and I don't get why some people are being so rude! I don't insult the name you were given, do I? No.
Also I love the nickname 'Bambi' my mum used to call me that all the time when I was little, she still does sometimes. I also have a ring my mum bought me that has an Amber stone on it and I bought myself a very nice Amber necklace that has a heart with a lock and key on it.
The meaning is beautiful.
Amber Smith is the English dub name for Ai Fuji in the uncut tale of mewtwo's origen and is the name of the young clone that befriends mewtwo when he is created. Her most famous line is when she says to mewtwo that life is wonderful so he shouldn't cry.
I really love the name Amber because it makes me think of a young, soft-speaking, wise girl. It brings to mind brown, long hair and soft blue eyes. I might someday even name my child Amber.
Amber Liu is an American rapper and singer. She is a member of the South Korean girl group f(x) and she has also worked as a solo artist.
My name is Amber, and I adore it. Most people call me Amb. I remember that somewhere, it said that Amber means kindness, and I think that's pretty cool.
I really like the name Amber, especially with the nickname Bambi.
Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Young named his daughter Amber Jean... prettiest girl he's ever seen. Girls lucky enough to be named Amber seem to get a lot of Amber jewelry from loved ones.
My sister (born in the early 80's) is an Amber. Amber Nicole to be exact. I have heard her say many times before that she wishes we could switch names or just pick an entirely different one. I don't think it's that bad, but not the best either.
This name is no longer unique. It is overused and boring.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ámbar (Spanish), Ambra (Italian), Ambre Ambur Ambour (French), Ómra (Irish), Inbar (Hebrew)VARIANTS: Amberleigh (English), Amberly (English), Amberlynn (English), Ambrétte (French).
Amber Le Bon is an English fashion model.
The name Amber is beautiful, cute, gorgeous and brilliant! I love this name! :D.
This is my sister's name. I always thought it sounded strong instead of girly, but still very pretty.
Amber Rose (born Amber Levonchuck) is an American model, actress, and recording artist.
This is the name of Demi Lovato's older half-sister.
My name is Amber, though I don't really like it myself.
There is nothing wrong with this name, I hate when people say this name is horrible. I used to hate this, but now I LOVE this name, a lot of famous people have the name Amber! And the stone Amber is kinda like gold! I MEAN C'MON PEOPLE! APPREACIATE THE NAME YOU HAVE! Some people have strange names- do I make fun of them NO! So I HATE when people say that this name is not a real name, ALOT of people have this name, and I love having the name Amber yes, that's right, Amber is my name, And I ignore people who say it's a horrible name to MY face, but really? Saying that it's not a real name, I swear some people are rude.
My name is Amber and I'm 13 :) I think it's a cool name even though the sap bit sucks. I think it is a cool name cause there aren't many people around my age group called Amber. All of my friends love my name cause it's not 2 girly and suits my personality so well. Your first name of Amber has given you a responsible, expressive, inspirational, and friendly personality. Expression comes naturally to you and you are rarely at a loss for words; in fact, you have to put forth effort at times to curb an over-active tongue. Self-confidence has made it easy for you to meet people and you are well-liked for your spontaneous, happy ways. You sincerely like people and do not often experience loneliness; your work and home-life are likely filled with association. You enjoy music and could have a fine singing voice; however, the study could be somewhat difficult because you do not find it easy to apply yourself to concentrated study for long periods. In this respect, this name is not altogether constructive; it creates a somewhat scattering influence which makes it difficult for you to finish what you start. This name brings disappointments and emotional involvements through being too sympathetic and easily influenced. As a result of your active nature, you have an appetite for quick-energy foods, which you could consume to excess. Health weakness appear as skin conditions, or as ailments relative to the liver.
Amber is the name I chose for my first daughter born in April 2012, yes she has red hair and the name suits her. I was a fan of Duran Duran in tte 80's and Simon Le Bon has a daughter named Amber. I was originally going to call her April but when born she suited Amber better. My second daughter born January 2014 I chose the name Emerald.
Taiwanese-American Amber Liu is on of the five members of the all-girl kpop group f(x).
I personally used to love this name until every single girl was named this. I worked at Target and there were 5 Ambers. Then I worked at Starbucks and there were 7. We had to call them by their last names. I personally like Ember better and will be used as my daughters middle name.
I love this name very much. :) I wish it were my name. Very pretty.
If you think Amber is bad because it's dried sap, try being named Amber Sapp. Yes. That's my actual name. But it doesn't matter because I LOVE IT!
This is the name I always say I'd name my daughter (if I ever had one) :) It's beautiful.
Amber Lancaster (born 1980 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress and model.
Okay, Amber is not dry tree sap, it's a precious gem. And it's not overused. I'm the only Amber in my whole school! It's beautiful and I love it.
I used to hate the name Amber, but lately it's been growing on me. I like the colour associations with it, and Amber Benson is definitely a positive namesake. I don't think the fact that it's fossilised sap is bad, because I think the way that it's made is quite extraordinary.
Amber is my name, too. I really like being called Amber but I worry about how it will look when I'm older. A few people associate it with strippers, which is kind of upsetting. I have to say, though - when my mum called me this she didn't know about the associations. It was about the fossil, the literary word, the mineral. If a name's to be cleared of associations I think you have to get back to those basics and think about what Amber actually is, rather than what it has been.
Well my name's Amber :D I personally like my name :DMy nicknames are - Amza, Amzaza, Ambi, Ber, Am and Bambi.My personal fave is Bambi or Amzaza.
This name isn't ugly, but it's plain and unoriginal. I can see why people would like it, because it does have its own appeals, but I personally wouldn't use it. It's especially common if you were born in the 80s or 90s.
Amber Heard is the name of a stunning American actress.
Amber Riley is an actress, known for her role of Mercedes Jones on Glee.
I think the Spanish cognate is Ámbar. [noted -ed]
Amber is a character from the anime Darker Than Black.
It's a pretty name, but it's mainly associated with snobby blond bimbos nowadays, so it would be best to hold off on using it. That being said, it's not a favorite of mine; it's too soft sounding for me.
Amber Hagerman is the namesake of the AMBER Alert bulletin. She was nine years old when she was abducted from a grocery store parking lot in Arlington, Texas. Her case was never solved.
I don't really like this, or any other forms of this name.
It's a cute name but I can't see it maturing very well.
I love this name. It's so cool! This is one of the coolest names I have ever heard. It's one of my faves. I'm also into gemstones, and just about everything of incredible value that comes from the earth. LOVELY!
Amber means 'sky' in Hindu and Sanskrit.
I have a cousin named Amber. I see that some people don't like it because it's named after dried sap but I always picture it when it's on jewelery.
This name brings to mind discovery because of the tie in with electricity. Otherwise I wouldn't like it as a name, but this gives it more dimension in my mind. Amber is a fairly warm name, but it seems bland and overused.
Beautiful name!
I initially really liked this name (I first heard it on the character from 'The Bold and the Beautiful,' whose real name is Ambrosia), but then I realized how overly popular it is and that it's often used by trailer trash today. It's a shame, since Amber St. Clare of the novel 'Forever Amber,' the reason this name started to get so popular to begin with, is a really awesome and strong character. I can see why this name began getting more popular after the book came out, but most people using it today have probably never even heard of Kathleen Winsor's amazing novel.
Amber Brkich-Mariano appeared on Survivor: Australian Outback, then appeared on Survivor: All-Stars winning that game.
Beautiful name for a girl! :)
I love this name, I think it's gorgeous and definitely my favourite.
Amber is a very nice name. I like combination Amber Maria.
It's way too overused for me to like it at all. If I didn't meet a new Amber every other day, I might like it better.
Amber stands for
RadiantBeautiful name!
Another form of the name I have heard which I like much better than Amber is Amberly.
My sister's name is Amber. It's not personally my favorite name, but it suits her well. Some of her nicknames have been: Amby, Berby, Amburrito, and when I was little, I called her "Hammer."
I think Amber is a really nice name. It's my wife's name, so it of course makes me think of a cute brown-eyed brunette. Amber is a name that belongs to fun, caring, and strong girls and women who are full of life.
Amber also is a semi-precious stone.
The name itself isn't bad, but it always somehow manages to conjure up an image of a ditzy girl. I guess that's the sort of name that TV show producers have often chosen for pretty but dumb characters, which is too bad.
A famous bearer is American actress Amber Rose Tamblyn (born May 14, 1983). She came to fame playing Emily Quartermaine on the American soap opera 'General Hospital' from 1995 to 2001. From 2003 to 2005, she starred in the drama television series 'Joan of Arcadia', for which she received both Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. She has also appeared in many films, among them 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'The Grudge 2'.
I think this is a really cute name. Unfortunately whenever I imagine an Amber it's always a very pretty, dyed-blonde, and very stupid teenage girl.
Amber was used on this season (2007-08) of the medical drama "House", as one of the doctors competing, Survivor-style, to be on House's team of fellows. The actress was pretty and blond, but alas, the character's House-bestowed nickname was "Cutthroat Bitch". She was eliminated from the doctor competition, but the character has returned as a girlfriend for House's buddy Wilson.
I have a friend named Amber and the nicknames are endless: amburger, amberella, ambergosa, bert, berto, hamberto.
Amber Von Tussel is the teenage antagonist in the "Hairspray" movies and musical. In the 1988 movie she was played by Colleen Fitzpatrick; in the the 2007 movie musical she was played by Brittany Snow. Her role in the musical was originated by Laura Bell Bundy.
Amber reminds me of an amber necklace I got for my birthday with a wasp in the teardrop jewel. It felt beautiful and dangerous, which is now how I think of the name Amber.
Amber is such a nice name. It's so colorful! Whenever I say the name it makes me think of graceful people.
It is possible that "Amber" (the stone and the name) is related to "umbra" which means in Latin, "shade" or "shadow", and has come to mean archaically in English, "phantom, ghost", "an uninvited guest accompanying an invited one" and in astronomy, "the shadow cast by the earth or moon during an eclipse". Umbra has given rise to such words as, "umbrageous", "umbrage", "umbrella", "penumbra" and "somber". Interestingly, "umbra" has lent its name to two colors: amber (yellow) and umber (brown).
Amber is a sweet name for a little girl and a delicate artist, but not a serious name for an adult who may want to go toe-to-toe with the big dogs in the business world someday. If she's born with an even temper, serene and sensitive, you may have an artist-to-be, so go ahead and call her Amber. If she's feisty, strong-willed and demanding, try something else. Amery comes to mind.
Fossilized tree sap or not, Amber is a beautiful jewel and a great name. I'm an Amber Rose, and the name has been in my family for generations. Coincidentally, I have red hair. I love it.
I've loved this name since I was a teenager thirty years ago. The problem is that it became very popular and now it appears to be going out of style. So if I had named my daughter Amber she would have been one of many Ambers and then as she grew older the name would date her. And also, I agree with some of the above posters, somehow it has acquired the connotation of a blonde, bimboish stripper type. But I still love it. I just love the way it sounds.
Amber is one of the main, and original characters on the New Zealand show "The Tribe".
I love this name so much. I know that it's a bit overused, but who cares? It's a lush name, and it's not as common as Hannah or some other names!
A famous bearer is American deaf actress Amber Stanton (Rest in Peace, Vital Signs, Resonare).
I think this name is overused and I don't really like it that much. It suits some people, but it is too common.
I love this name, because it's my name! The only problem I have with it is it's getting a little too overused. But it's a really pretty name to name your girl because it's a jewel. And as for my nicknames my friends call me Ambie, Amie, and Am.
I think it's really cute. I like it.
This name has become way overused for my liking.
This is my name, and I love it. I was going to be named Andrea, but when I came out of the womb with red hair, my parents changed their mind. It's a shame that there are not-nice people with this name, but that's just life. I think of it as a color and a gemstone, not as any particular person.
Amber Benson played Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Amber is such a nice name! Its syllables are so soft.
I love my name. It's really Amberly but I go by Amber. No one has ever said anything bad about my name. They always say how beautiful it is. The only time I heard bad things is by going to this website.
This name sounds icky and snobby to me!
You don't have to worry about it because it isn't your name. And people you shouldn't dislike a name because some people you know that you don't like have it. And who cares if Amber is sap? I certainly don't. And not all Ambers are snobs or strippers so maybe you should consider that when you say I hate this name it's icky you should realize how you would feel if we told you that!
Yeah, they're right. I mean, who cares if it's petrified tree sap? Who cares if it's hardened stuff the leaks out of a tree? I mean, it's Amber! It's a gem. Now if you say. "Ewww, what a nasty name!" then think of the people who said their name is Amber! Imagine your name is Amber and someone says: "Can't someone choose a more logical name?" well, how would you feel? Anyway, I ADORE this name.
This name is actually pretty cool! It sounds like a name that a lot of people would admire.
My name is Amber. I love my name. I get lots of compliments on it. The name is very pretty, earthy, and natural just like the fossil resin. I think that the snobby red head in the movie Clueless is what gave the name a bad rap. I hope that cheesey movie is soon to be forgotten!
I hate this name. And it's ok if I say that, because it's my name. It is a very stupid name. Think of someone named Amber that you're talking on the phone to that you've never spoken to before. Blonde hair and very immature. I hate this name so much I go by my middle name (Doris. Yes my parents hated me.)
Sounds like a stripper's name. Sorry! Every Amber I've ever met (and I know quite a few) has been cheap and loud-mouthed. Yikes.
My half-sister's name is Amber. Unfortunetly we live in North Carolina, where there are 1000 cazillon people named Amber, most of them strippers and trailer trash whose real name isn't even Amber (they just changed it to that). I wish they'd use their names and ruin those because for people really named Amber or thinking of naming their kids Amber, it's definitely a drawback.
Amber Valletta (born February 9, 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona), an American supermodel and actress, is a famous bearer.
This is my name, so perhaps I'm a little biased in liking it. It doesn't bother me at all that amber is petrified tree sap. I own quite a bit of amber and it's a very pretty gem. I love the color, though it not only comes as a golden browny-orange color, but also has some rarer varieties that are green. (I'd love to get my hands on some.) As for nicknames I have several, ranging from Amby, Ambz, Ammy, and, my favorite, Amberly. I like that it's not overly girly, overly used, too long, hard to pronounce, or so uncommon no one has ever heard of it. I enjoy going by Amberly around loved ones because it adds a bit more feminine flair to it in my opinion.
My name is Amber but I think it's a bit overly popular with my age group (I was born in 1990).
I think Amber is a nice name, not overly used, but I don't think I would use it personally myself.
"Amber" also is a color. Like the sap, it's a mixture of orange and brown.
My name is Amber and I love it. I get so many complements on it. As for it being named after sap it's ok because syrup is made out of sap.
One time I read in a book that Ambers mostly have red hair but I'm not sure if that's accurate.
The name Amber is Arabic.
Amber: The name Amber is not Arabic. If it was, it would state that on the name page! The name Amber did not originate in the middle east. I don't know where you got that information from but its wrong.I like Amber. Amber is the name of my youngest cousin. We call her "Ambie\Ambey" at times (:
Amber is the name of Scott Peterson's mistress.
On another website it said that Amber in Hindu, also Sanskrit, means "the sky."
Amber is my sister's name and my family has always called her Ambie which is a cute little girly nickname. Amber is a natural color that is very earthy and contributes to my little sisters personality.
Amber is my best friend's name. I think it's an awesome name for a girl because it's not one of those really girly names but it's definitely not a boy name. (by the way, Amber's nickname is Hammy, that's what we call her:)
My cousin is called AMBA, with the different spelling. People love her name, I think it's cool, and it matches her personality spot on. She's fiery!
I think Amber is a great name myself and I think who ever doesn't like it doesn't have to worry because it's not their name.
I don't really like this name. I mean really, who wants to be named after dried sap?
I would! Thanks! :) I heard on another site that 'Amber' is Scottish, meaning 'fierce'. And although the dried sap part sucks, fierce is pretty cool. :)
This name comes from the 19th and 20th century innovation of using jewels as feminine names. The word 'Amber' does not appear until the 1600s. Confusion subscribing this name to the Medieval period may have come from the Victorian habit of giving their children medieval names which coincided with the first known appearance of Amber as a given name. Also, the surname 'Amberson' which has been around for much longer was mistakenly believed to be 'son of Amber'. It's true meaning is 'son of Amery'.

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