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Gender Feminine
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. AM-bər(English)
AHM-bər(Dutch)

Meaning & History

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).