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12/3/2014, 12:28 AM Mike C update #89
2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ehz-meh-RAL-da(Spanish)
izh-mi-RAL-du(European Portuguese)
ehz-meh-ROW-du(Brazilian Portuguese)
ehz-mə-RAHL-də(English)

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.