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When I have a kid, this will be her name, or Nyx or Caprice... those are cute too.
lpea2356  12/16/2019
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I love how uncommon this name is. I also love the nicknames Ami or Amy for short form.
littleraeoflight  11/15/2019
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It's an amazing name, the only bad thing about it is the meaning.
xub23  5/30/2019
0
Well we have to give this name credit for an interesting meaning, to say the least! Jokes aside, it's an intriguing name with a hint of mystique and a unique rhythm. Despite the positives, personally it's a bit excessive and regal for me.
futuremother99  9/26/2018
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Amethyst is such a precious name.
kayisforkeen  8/5/2018
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Amethysts are gorgeous gemstones, and I like the nickname Amy.
Kitandkat  3/26/2018
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I used to adore this name. There is something mystical and beautiful about it. But then someone pointed out that it has the word METH in it. And I haven't been able to look at it the same way since. =(
― Anonymous User  1/8/2018
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My name is Amethyst. I often go by the nickname Ami (Ammie) I haven’t personally met someone else with the same name as me. So it’s cool. I feel really special! The first reference I’ve had is one of the professors at the university I want to go to wrote a sci-fi series and one of the characters was named Amethyst. That was cool. It’s the only experience I’ve had so far regarding “someone” else with my name.
Amethyst_18  1/3/2018
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I really like the name since I always planned to have a daughter one day. After a while I decided to go with Ametista which is the Italian variant of this name but I still love it especially since it’s my birthstone and I believe that it’s best to have a unique name to make a person stand out to other people or kids.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2017
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Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, Azalea moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, residing in the southern part of the country. She earned public recognition after releasing music videos for her songs "Pu$$y" and "Two Times" on YouTube. She signed a recording contract with American rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records imprint in 2012, after gaining attention from her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Ignorant Art.
cutenose  5/25/2017
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Such a beautiful name that I had to give it to my daughter, Amethyst Zen, my little groundhog's day baby. My little Ammie is every bit as precious as her name and birthstone.
VictoriaSue1015  5/18/2017
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The name Amethyst was given to 124 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  8/23/2016
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It comes from Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"). The origin should read "Ancient Greek".

The term "precious stone" is a misnomer here, as the stone is semi-precious. It refers specifically to purple quartz. [noted -ed]
Namemaven  6/7/2016
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Amethyst from Steven Universe is a bearer of the name (well, she is a personification of the birthstone).
hazed-pastel  2/8/2016
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My name is Amethyst! I think it's a great name for various reasons, like my favorite color is amethyst purple. For one thing whenever I meet a new person, generally adults tend to say this, they say: "That's a beautiful name." or "What a wonderful name you have", or something along those lines. Then they ask me whether my birthstone is amethyst and it's not...

It's rare and I haven't met another Amethyst personally before in my life, it makes me feel really unique, you know?

I've read the other comments and they said things about nicknames being "Amey" or "Amy". However, I've never been called that, everyone calls me "Ammy". I've been called "Klippy" before (Afrikaans for pebble), or just "Am".

Another thing that I find really amusing is that LOADS of people spell my name wrong, or don't know how to spell it and have to ask me.

Amethyst is a great name for someone if you really want them to be proud of their name and get lots of compliments for it.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2015
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So exotic! I have met a girl called Amethyst who went by 'Amey', and felt her name was beautiful. I agree with her, one hundred percent :) Amethysts are purple (purple used to represent royal) shining gems, worth hundreds. Imagine growing up, knowing you were named after something like that? It would be awesome.
Essiefaith  9/8/2015
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The origin is fairly amusing. I was first put off by the '-thyst' ending, just because it sounds a bit odd frankly, however it's still very beautiful and I quickly got over it.
I think naming a child after a gemstone is perfectly good. Every time you say their name you will be reminded of shining, colourful things.
speakofthewolf  3/26/2015
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I think this name is absolutely hideous and I am glad it is not popular.
Hussien  7/4/2014
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This is the Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's real name. Amethyst Amelia Kelly. And she's just as beautiful as her name, unf. Y'all should download her free album Ignorant Art, forrealz mang.
A.R.  9/26/2012
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Considering it's my birthstone, I do kind of like it. However, it's a bit of a mouthful, and the meaning is just plain hilarious. "Not drunk". I seriously almost fell out of my chair laughing at that. Plus, I can't help but wonder how ironic it'd be if a girl called Amethyst was an alcoholic.
Black_X  7/18/2011
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No offence, but personally I don't understand people who name their children after things. Stones, in this case. Name your other kids Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby, and you have a fine jewellery set.
that one  5/12/2011
1
I think this name has a kind of mythical beauty, though it's meaning is kind of funny.
GirlWithN0Name  2/3/2011
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In the book "The Ordinary Princess", this is the ordinary princess' name. All the princess' are named after jewels. She goes by Amy though.
wbbuff  4/7/2010
1
Since the Amethyst happens to be my birthstone, I think it sounds lovely as a name. The name might be a little "out there", but on the right person, it could probably work very well.
bananarama  11/26/2009
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I think this is a name that is as beautiful as its gemstone.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
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I like the gemstone Amethyst, the color purple, and the name Amethyst. This name is just great!
-Julia-  7/25/2009
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Exotic. :) And I love the color purple.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2009
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I love this name, it's pretty and exotic sounding.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2009
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I love this name, it's so exotic.
Hushpuppy  11/29/2008
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Amethyst is February's birthstone. It's such a pretty color, not lavender but not purple, sort of in between.
xKatiex  10/19/2006
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As girls tend to do, I have thought about what I would name my children since I was young. I thought of this name when I was in high school and still really like it (8 years later). The precious stone is such a beautiful purple and my favorite jewel. I also thought that she can be called "Amey" for short (with the "a" sounding like that in "apple").
christen  1/3/2006
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This is my sister's name. (Our dad is a geologist.) We call her Amy for short.
elizabeth hamlet  12/16/2005
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This is one of my nicknames. I don't know why Nate calls me this sometimes but he does.
misslucy2u2007  9/17/2005
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In the early Renaissance, the amethyst was believed to prevent evil thoughts. Not only that, the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the amethyst would prevent intoxication.
Dark Whysper  8/21/2005
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Amethyst was one of the 12 stones in the breastplate of the Hebrew high priest in Exodus 28:19. The Jewish name for the stone, "ahlamah", was derived from the word "halam", which means "to dream." It was supposed that wearing an amethyst while one slept would cause one to dream.
Saira Caered  4/5/2005
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There is an ancient Greek name, Amethystos. A Tegeat of the 2nd century.
Damis  3/3/2005

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