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8/8/2022, 7:26 AM erb816 provided pronunciation
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12/23/2010, 2:02 PM DaphneSusan

Name Peridot
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. PER-i-do, PER-i-daht
Theme spring
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Taken from the name of the gemstone, whose name is of uncertain origin and meaning. A current theory, however, derives it from Anglo-Norman pedoretés, ultimately from Greek paiderôs (via Latin paederos): pais "child" and erôs "love".

As a given name, it has found occasional usage in the English-speaking world from the late 19th century onwards.
Added 12/23/2010 by DaphneSusan