The bizarre new trend in naming babies.

According to Nameberry, a number of gem-inspired names have recently climbed the popularity charts.

Current favourites such as Jade and Ruby have plateaued, while Crystal, Amber and Diamond have fallen out of favour.

Instead, the names of the moment are a mix of vintage comebacks and modern jewels.

Opal, Amethyst, Goldie and Ivory. Emerald and Pearl are also on the list, as well as Sapphire and Jet.

They’re even big for boys, with Onyx becoming one of the fastest-rising boys’ names in 2019.

What gem inspired name would you consider? Share your comments below


  • Some work and some don’t! And does the value of the stone add worth to your child? As in if you name one child diamond and the other topaz would diamond feel more valued than topaz?

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  • I think might be an “old” name come back into vogue the same as Ruby did. I only know one Crystal and she would be in her 30s

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  • Topaz and Peridot would be funky names!

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  • Crystal is such a stripper name. Haha. I stick to strong traditional names.

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  • I suppose if there’s a classroom full of gem names, they won’t seem so out of place.

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  • I personally wouldn’t use a gem has a middle name, we use family names

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  • I don’t think I would use any of them but I am sure there are lots of fans who would.

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  • Pearl :)…. love it !

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