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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ehs-meh-RAL-da(Spanish)
eezh-mi-RAL-du(European Portuguese)
eez-meh-ROW-du(Brazilian Portuguese)
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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.
VariantsEmerald, Esmaralda(English)
Other Languages & CulturesZümra(Turkish)
User SubmissionEsméralda


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