130 Precious Gemstone Baby Names For Girls And Boys

Many parents still believe that naming their babies after gemstones will bring good fortune and prosperity. Over the years, parents worldwide loved the idea of finding gemstone names for their little ones not only because of the luck factor but also to let the world know how precious the little human is for them. In this post, we bring you some precious gemstone baby names that you can choose for your little one.

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Gem Names For Girls That Truly Shine

1. Agate

This gemstone is said to attract strength and protect against stress, bad dreams, and negative energy. Agatha could make a possible spelling variation of this name. You can consider the nickname Aggie for Agate.

2. Allirea

Allirea is an intriguing gemstone-based name

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Aboriginal names are rare, unique, and intriguing. One such gemstone-based name is Allirea, which means ‘quartz.’

3. Amber

Do you want your daughter to develop a generous and warm character? Then calling her Amber could be a great start.

4. Amethyst

The beautiful, purple birthstone for February has witnessed a sharp increase in popularity, perhaps because of the rapper Iggy Izalea, who was born as Amethyst Amelia Kelly.

5. Ametrine

This unique gemstone name is just right for your little girl if you are wish to have a stylish-sounding name for her. Ametrine is a type of quartz that has purple and yellow hues.

6. Anatase

A name as rare as the gemstone itself. Anatase comes in different colours, including deep indigo and yellow.

7. Arianell

An intriguing and unique Welsh saint name, Arianell, means ‘silver.’ If you love mystical-sounding names, this one can make it to your list.

8. Aquamarine

A unique name for a baby girl, Aquamarine is a type of beryl gemstone. The name has a Latin origin.

9. Beryl

Beryl is the name of the colorless crystal that attains shades like red, blue, or yellow because of its impurities.

10. Bijou

Bijou is a short, sweet, and sassy French term for ‘jewel.’ The name has a European flair that makes us like it even more.

11. Carnelian

Do you want a fascinating substitute for Caroline? Then use the name Carnelian for your daughter. It’s a dark red stone but is slightly less precious than rubies. You can use it as a middle name too.

12. Coral

The oceanic name Coral is slowly increasing in popularity, it was used for the first time in the Victorian era. It’s not exactly a gem, but a hard substance made with skeletons of sea animals. It was also the name of Nemo’s mother in “Finding Nemo.”

​​13. Coralie 

A sweet-sounding name, Coralie, translates to ‘coral.’ It has Greek and French origins.

14. Cordelia

Meaning ‘jewel of the sea,’ Cordelia is a stylish name with French, Latin, and Welsh origins.

15. Crystal

This name can have your little girl sparkle. It is derived from the word ‘krystallos,’ a clear glass cut into the shape of a gemstone. For the nickname, you can choose Chris.

16. Diamante

A sparkly name with a classy pronunciation, this Greek origin name means ‘diamond.’ This version is more common in France.

17. Diamond

Diamond, the stone that Marilyn Monroe said “is a girl’s best friend’ is a go-to choice for a jewel-inspired baby name.

18. Ebony

A popular name in the African-American population, Ebony has English roots and means ‘deeply black wood.’ It has been a trending baby girl name for the past few decades and indicates beauty.

19. Eirian

If you love Irish baby names, this name may jump to the top of your list. It means “silver” and is pronounced “eye-ree-ann.”

20. Electa

A Greek name meaning ‘amber,’ it is quite a rare name to find for a girl. If you are looking for a classy and stylish name, you might fall in love with Electa.

21. Emerald

If you’re looking for a unique name with rich symbolism, Emerald could be the one for you. This deep green birthstone is believed to open one’s heart to love and wisdom. And it’s even believed to strengthen relationships.

22. Emeraude

A French name with a classy feel to it, Emeraude means ‘emerald’ and is a rare name to find today.

23. Esme

Esme, the short form of emerald, also nods to characters from “Twilight” and J.D. Salinger’s “For Esme, With Love and Squalor.” Michael J Fox chose this name for his daughter.

24. Esmeralda

This Spanish variation of Emerald came into the forefront after appearing in Disney’s movie “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

25. Farah/Farrah

A common Islamic name across the world, Farah or Farrah, means ‘precious pearl.’

26. Fairuza

If you are obsessed with the beauty of Turkish names, Fairuza is a wonderful baby girl name that means ‘turquoise.’ It is a birthstone for people born in December. So, if your baby girl is a December baby, this name is apt for her.

27. Farida

If you love names of Arabic origin, Farida means ‘precious pearl’ and is a sweet gemstone name for baby girls.

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Having its roots in Persia, ‘Gauhar’ is another interesting baby girl name inspired by gemstones. ‘Gauhar’ refers to ‘a precious gem’ or ‘a pearl.’

28. Gemma

After being a staple in Italy, Gemma, inspired by gem, has become popular in France and the United Kingdom. The name combines the best of classic and feminine Emma and fun and contemporary Jenna.

29. Giada

Giada, the Italian for Jade, sounds appropriate for girls. This stylish name has been used in English-speaking countries for several years now. Giada De Laurentiis is the famous namesake.

30. Gin

If a short and sweet gemstone name is your lookout for your baby girl, this Japanese name is a good one as it means silver.

31. Goldie

This moniker will remind many of you of Goldie Hawn. It was recently chosen by Ione Skye, the famous actor, and Ben Lee, the singer for their children.

32. Golda

This unique English-origin name is a variation of the gemstone ‘gold’ and means so. It has English origins.

33. Greta

A name made popular by Greta Thunberg, the environmentalist, the name means ‘pearl’ in the Greek language.

34. Helmi

A short and sweet name, Helmi means ‘pearl’ and is of Finnish origin.

35. Hira

Hira, precious gemstone baby names

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A unique name from the sacred book Quran, it means ‘diamond’ and is suitable for your precious baby girl.

36. Hyacinth

Hyacinth is not just the name of the flower. It’s also a gemstone that protects against malicious spirits and nightmares.

37. Iolite

Iolite is the Greek word for violent and gemstone for cordierite. It comes in all shades of blue. But the fascinating feature of this gem is that it can serve as a compass on cloudy days.

38. Inbar

If rare yet classy names are what you are looking out for your baby girl, Inbar, meaning ‘amber’ should feature in your list.

39. Ivory

A classy and elegant name for a baby girl name is Ivory. It is a gemstone known for its pristine white and yellow hues.

40. Jewel

Jewel is not exactly a gemstone per se but a noun used as a name. The popularity of the singer Jewel spurred the popularity of this name.

41. Jumana

A rare Arabic name with a rhythm to it, Jumana, translates to ‘silver pearl.’

42. Juvela

If you are looking for gemstone names beginning with ‘J’ for your precious baby girl, Juvela is a good pick. This Esperanto origin name means ‘jewel-like,’ quite appropriate for your precious little girl.

43. Lazuli

Coming in an intense shade of blue, lapis lazuli was used to create a vibrant shade of blue paint. Lapis is Latin for snow, and Lazuli is Persian for ‘heaven.’ Therefore, lapis lazuli is the stone of heaven.

44. Lulit

If you are looking for a gemstone name beginning with ‘L,’ Lulit, which means ‘pearl’ is just appropriate for baby girls.

45. Maggie

Derived from Margaret, which means ‘pearl,’ this Greek girl name is vintage and cool.

46. Maisie

Maisie is an adorable and dainty gemstone name for girls. It is a derivative of the name Margaret, which means ‘pearl.’

47. Margaret/Marguerite

A classy British name, Margaret is a gemstone name to have for your baby girl as it means ‘pearl.’

48. Margot

The nickname of Princess Margaret, Margot, is a beautiful and elegant first name. It has French roots and means ‘pearl.’ 

49. Marjani

A rather rare name with a mystical aura around it, Marjani has Swahili roots and African origin. This beautiful name means ‘coral’ and has a pan-cultural feel.

50. Marit

Marit is the Aramaic word for ‘pearl.’ It’s a straightforward and unusual baby name with an attractive Scandinavian accent. Marit is also a royal name in Norway.

51. Megan

Though a relatively common name with multiple spelling variations, Megan is a popular gemstone name for girls and means ‘pearl’ in Greek. Megan has many spellings and variations and is a popular 90’s girl name.

52. Neelam/Neelum

Neelam or Neelum is a Sanskrit origin name for girls meaning ‘sapphire.’

53. Olivine

Olivine may sound like a member of the Olivia family or an elaboration of Olive. But it’s another name of peridot. And it’s a fresh alternative to Olive too.

54. Ophira

Giving the sense of ornate and gorgeousness, Ophira means ‘gold’ in Hebrew. This rare name is as unique as your daughter is.

55. Pearl

This moniker of the birthstone of June was considered old-fashioned, but not anymore.

56. Peggy

Peggy is a cute nickname but can be a great first name for girls too. It has Greek roots and means ‘pearl.’

57. Penina

This jewel-inspired name sounds much more exotic and unusual than its original name Pearl. The gem baby name has started to be polished up for the next generation of stylish children.

58. Perla

A simple variation of the name ‘pearl,’ Perla has Italian roots.

59. Perouze

If you are fascinated by Armenian names, Perouze, which means ‘turquoise’ is a unique name for your little girl.

60. Perola

Pearls are beautiful and bright like baby girls. If you are looking for a pearl-based name for your baby girl, Perola, means ‘pearl.’ Did you know Perola is also a town in the south of Brazil?

61. Pessa

A feminine name meaning ‘pearl,’ Pessa has Yiddish origins.

62. Pyrite

Light the flame of power in your baby girl with this fiery name. Pyrite means ‘fire stone,’ and is good for parents looking for powerful names for their daughter.

63. Ruby

Ruby is the most popular jewel or gemstone baby name for girls.

64. Rupa

A common girl name in India, Rupa, translates to ‘silver.’ Did you know the Indian currency ‘Rupee’ has been derived from this name in Sanskrit?

65. Ruri

Naming children after precious gems as protection against malicious spirits is an ancient Japanese tradition. Ruri is the Japanese word for ‘lapis lazuli.’

66. Saffira

Saffira is a beautiful baby girl name for those wishing to name their daughter on the gemstone sapphire.

67. Sania

Popular in the Indian subcontinent, Sania means ‘pearl’ in Hindi. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have Sania Mirza, the tennis star, as an inspiration for your daughter’s name?

68. Sapir

If you are looking for a sapphire-based name for your daughter, Sapir is a rare and intriguing name to pick for her.

69. Sapphire

Move over Ruby and Pearl, Sapphire is dominating the baby name world. The ‘fire’ sound in this name gives it a bold and bright sound. And it’s related to the Biblical Sapphira, who offended God for lying.

70. Soraya

A name with Arabic roots, Soraya, means ‘jewel.’ It is also associated with Pleiades, a constellation.

71. Takara

Takara, a Japanese origin name, can be quite suitable for an adorable treasure that your baby girl is.

72. Tanzanite

This is a beautiful Swahili-Latin origin name

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If you love blue gemstones and wish to name your daughter based on them, this Swahili-Latin origin name meaning ‘rare blue jewel’ is rare and perfect. 

73. Tamako

This Japanese girl’s name is of Japanese origin, meaning ‘jewel child.’

74. Tomayo

Another Japanese-inspired girl’s name, Tomayo means ‘generation jewel’ and is a rare name to find.

75. Topaz

Naming your child after this golden-hued gemstone would make her as rare as the gemstone itself. Besides, it’s also the name of a species of hummingbird and a Hitchcock film.

76. Tourmaline

A Sinhalese name means ‘mixed gems,’ this is a pretty gemstone name for your baby girl.

77. Ula

If unique is what you want your daughter to be, name her Ula, a Celtic name, meaning ‘gem of the sea.’ Ula is often used as a short form of Ursula or Eulalia.

78. Umina

A unique Japanese name meaning ‘emerald’, Umima is a sweet name for your daughter.

79. Yari

A unisex name that means ‘gold, Yari is a pretty name.

80. Zariza

If you love names with Z and are looking for one for your little girl, this name of Hebrew Origin, meaning ‘gold’ or ‘brilliant’ is a unique gemstone-inspired name for her.

81. Zehava

The perfect name for Z lovers, Zehava is a Hebrew name meaning ‘golden’ and appropriate for your baby girl.

82. Zumra

If you are looking for a vibrant-sounding name for your little girl, Zumra, which means ‘emerald’ is a Turkish name you can consider.

Gem Names For Boys

83. Adi

An easy-to-pronounce name, Adi means ‘jewel’ in Hebrew.

84. Alexandrite

Alexandrite, the rare, color-changing gemstone that belongs to the chrysoberyl mineral, could also be taken as a baby name inspiration. Snip it to Alexander for a name for your son.

85. Apatite

The term Apatite comes from the Greek word apate and means ‘deceit.’ Wondering how Apatite got this name? It’s because of its similarity to several minerals.

​​86. Aputsiaq

A unisex name meaning ‘snow crystal’ may be a good fit for your baby boy if you want a contemporary yet rare gemstone name.

87. Argyros

If you want to name your son around the ‘silver,’ this intriguing Greek name can be a good choice.

88. Berilo

A Spanish name meaning ‘beryl’ or the ‘pale green gemstone’ is a lovely one for your baby boy.

89. Citrine

Also the stone of November, Citrine is a translucent and yellow variety of quartz. Nicknamed the ‘Success Stone,’ Citrine is believed to bring good luck and positive energies. As a name, we think Citrine would suit boys more than girls.

90. Emzar

A powerful name with a gemstone meaning for your little boy, Emzar means ‘Gold’ and has Persian roots.

91. Flint

Flint is a hard rock, mostly gray or black and with a waxy or glassy appearance. It is used to produce a spark of fire when struck by steel. Flint would make an excellent choice for parents looking for a tough-guy name for their children.

92. Galena

Galena, the gray mineral with a metallic luster, is the principal ore of lead. It also includes silver. This name would appeal to parents looking for a truly unique and exotic baby name.

93. Garnet

The precious stone of January has the unique ability to change its colors when exposed to sunlight, and that’s what makes it different from others. It can turn from red to purple to shades of green and blue.

94. Heliodor

A powerful-sounding name, Heliodor is a rare name and the name of a sun-kissed colored gemstone. It is also called green beryl.

95. Jacinth

Jacinth is one of the rarely seen, reddish-orange gemstones belonging to the zircon family. Jacinda is the variation of Jacinth.

96. Jade

The name Jade may be popular as a girl’s name now in the United States, but it was used for boys in the olden times. It’s now used less as a standalone name and more as a short form for Jaden. As a birthstone for March, Jade is believed to bring forth courage and protection.

97. Jasper

We credit the “Twilight” character Jasper Hale for the jump in this moniker. But it’s also the name of an ornamental stone ranging from brown, to red to beige in color. The name is derived from an ancient Persian word and means ‘lord of the treasure.’

98. Jett

The name Jett is inspired by the velvety black coal used for making jewelry. James Dean, the famous actor, played the character Jett Rink in the film ‘Giant.’ Even John Travolta chose this name for his son.

99. Kin

Kin is a mystical Japanese name also means ‘pleasure.’

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If you love the simplicity and mystical nature of Japanese names, Kin can be a good choice for your baby boy. The name means ‘gold’ but also ‘pleasure.’

100. Kito

Think of rare names with deep meaning, you will almost come to names of Swahili origin. One such name is Kito, which means ‘precious jewel.’

101. Kohaku

A sweet-sounding masculine gem name, Kohaku is a boy name meaning ‘amber.’

102. Mica

Mica, the diminutive of Michael is also the name of the mineral known for being separated into thin air. You can even choose its alternate spelling Micah to make it more appealing.

103. Morganite

Morganite is the orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral including aquamarine and emerald. You can shorten it to Morgan for a proper name.

104. Neel

A common boy name in India and many other parts of the world, Neel means ‘sapphire blue’ and has its origins in the Hindi language. ​​

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Neel Sethi, known for his role as ‘Mowgli’ in the Jungle Book’s adaptation, is a famous bearer of this name.

105. Obsidian

If you are a fan of English names that have an old-world charm with a unique touch, Obsidian is what you are looking for. It refers to a type of volcanic glass.

106. Ocean

Ocean Jasper is a gemstone belonging to the quartz family. This name has been rarely heard since the 60s and 70s, so your child will have a unique name. You can also opt for its variation Oceanus.

107. Onyx

Onyx, the name of the precious black gemstone, would make a lovely name for your son. As a name, Onyx is not much used, so it would make a unique name for your child.

108. Opal

Opal, the name of the birthstone of October is considered on par with pearl and ruby. Parents bestow this name on their children with the hopes of bestowing good fortune and luck.

109. Oro

With a Spanish origin, Oro means ‘gold.’ It is a rare name to come by and will motivate your child to have a gleaming golden personality as he grows up.

110. Nephrite

If you are looking for a unique and ancient Greek gemstone name, Nephrite is a great choice for your baby boy. Nephrite is a type of jade and is considered to be the ‘stone of heaven’. What a heavenly name for your little one, isn’t it?

111. Pietersite

Pietersite is a type of quartz composed of Tiger’s Eye, Jasper, and Hawk’s Eye. Both Peitersite and its alternate name Tempest Stone would make nice names for your boy. Shorten it to Peter for the nickname.

112. Peridot

Peridot, the birthstone for August is a potential baby boy name. You can pronounce this name as ‘PE-RI-doe,’ to make it sound slightly more name-like.

113. Quartz

Quartz, the mineral name, may sound slightly quirky to use Quartz as a name, especially as the first name. So, you can try it in the middle.

114. Rubin

If you love red stones and are looking to name your baby boy inspired by rubies, Rubin is the perfect name. The name has Latin/German origins and means ‘red.’

115. Silver

This precious metal baby name is making a comeback after years of non-existence, probably because of Silver Surfer, the famous superhero.

116. Slate

This moniker oozes charm and confidence like no other thing. It is inspired by fine-grained rock. You can even spell it ‘Slater’ if you want. Remember Slater from “Saved by the Bell.”

117. Sterling

Sterling is used more like a surname than as a given name. The term sterling is used to describe a high-quality metal.

118. Stone

This contemporary name is picked up directly from the term and has been in use since 1995. It started as a surname for someone living by a boulder or large rock. The name Stone evokes a tough and unbreakable nature.

119. Turquoise

Turquoise is a rare, blue-green mineral prized for thousands of years for its unique color. And it also happens to be the gemstone of December. The name derives from the Middle English word for Turkey and came to England from Turkey.

120. Taniqsh

A trending boy name in India, Tanishq means ‘jewel.’

121. Ulexite

Ulexite can feature in your list if you are looking for a unique German name for your little boy that has something to do with gemstones and minerals.

122. Zahavi

If you are a fan of the letter ‘z,’ Zahavi is a good name for your baby boy. This stylish Middle-Eastern name has Hebrew origins and means ‘gold.’ 

123. Zircon

If you are looking for a powerful name for your baby boy that is inspired by ‘gold,’ this Persian Origin name meaning “gold-hued” is a good fit.

Unisex Baby Names Inspired By Gemstones And Jewels

124. Crisiant

If you love crystals and classy Welsh names, Crisiant, which means ‘crystal’ is a good name for your little one.

125. Elmas

Looking for a mystical name for your unborn child and you are unaware of their gender? Elmas is a Turkish name that means ‘diamond.’

126. Erdene

Though this name Erdene is a girl’s name meaning “precious thing, jewel,” it is a popular unisex Mongolian name with precious meaning.

127. Gem

Another unisex name that is straightforward in its meaning. It means ‘jewel.

128. Kyanite

Kin is a beautiful name of Greek origins

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A unique name for a baby boy or girl, Kyanite has Greek origins and means ‘blue,’ a mineral.

129. Lin

This name with Chinese origins is suitable for a boy and girl, and it means ‘jade.’

130. Morganite

Named after the banker JP Morgan, this Latin and Welsh name means a pink mineral.

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any potential drawbacks to using gemstone baby names?

No, there are no potential drawbacks to using gemstone baby names. However, parents should research before choosing their baby’s gemstone name.

2. Are there any cultural or religious associations with gemstone baby names?

Specific gemstone baby names have roots in Persian, European, and Greek mythology. Moreover, the names of some gemstones have Biblical roots. Hence, these do have cultural and religious associations to some extent.

3. Are there any special considerations when choosing gemstone baby names?

When choosing a gemstone baby name, parents must ensure the name sounds appealing and has a good meaning and also study its origin and culture the name is derived from.

Choosing an appropriate name for your baby is one of the most important things on your mind from the day your pregnancy confirms. Since the name you will choose for them will be part of their identity for life, the name should be special and unique. These precious gemstone baby names are meaningful and highly distinctive. Select a shining name that you and your partner love, and rest assured that your baby will love it too!

Infographic: Gem Names For Girls And Boys

Gemstones are believed to contain powers that can help shape one’s personality and future. Hence besides being dazzling and beautiful, they hold significance for many. So if you want the positive influence of these stones in your child’s life, you may consider naming them after one by exploring the list below.

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Key Pointers

  • Gemstone-inspired names are popular as they are believed to bestow the bearer good luck and prosperity.
  • From names like Pearl, Sapphire, and Emerald, your baby girl has plenty of options.
  • Empowering options like Emzar, Jasper, and Oro can suit boys.
  • You may also consider names like Onyx, Amethyst, or Peridot for a touch of exclusivity.

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Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. With nearly four years of experience, she specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child.

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