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Amber is an English and Dutch baby name that comes from the name of the precious stone amber. Amber sat in the top 100 baby girl names from 1974 to 2004 and popularity has dropped off. Despite this, Amber is still a pretty alternative to other precious stone names like Ruby and Sapphire.

Meaning and Origin of the name Amber:

Amber is a girl's name of French and Latin origin meaning “amber-colored.”

Amber is an English and Dutch given name derived from the name of the precious stone amber. This name may have derived from the Arabic name Ambar (meaning “jewel”).

Symbolism of the name Amber:

The precious stone amber has been considered in folk medicine to be a healing stone that symbolizes the balance between the body and the mind.

Nicknames for the name Amber:

Amber is a precious name that has several options for nicknames. You can use a shortened version of Amber (such as Am), or you can use a name like Jewel because amber is a fossilized tree resin used in jewelry. We have compiled the list below of nicknames for Amber to help you find the right one for your baby girl.

  • Am
  • Ams
  • Amy
  • Ambs
  • Amer
  • Ames
  • Beryl
  • Berry
  • Ambear
  • Ember 
  • Jewel 

Style of the name Amber:


Gender of the name Amber:

Amber is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Amber:

AM-bər (English), AHM-bər (Dutch)

Number of syllables in the name Amber:


Emotion evoked from the name Amber:

Amber evokes feelings of warmth and happiness.

Alternative spellings for the name Amber:

  • Ambyr
  • Aember

Popularity of the name Amber:

According to the Social Security Administration, Amber is a popular girl’s name that stayed in the top 100 names between 1974 and 2004 although popularity has begun to fall off since then.

Great middle names for Amber and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Amber:

  • Amber Rose Levonchuk (American model and actress)
  • Amber Portwood (American reality TV personality)
  • Amber Gray (American actress)
  • Amber Riley (American actress and singer)
  • Amber Marie Jaeger (American actress)
  • Amber Mariens (film, “Clueless”)
  • Amber von Tussle (musical/film, “Hairspray”)
  • Amber Volakis television, “House”)
  • Amber Simpson (television, “The Simpsons”)
  • Amber (television, “Hannah Montana”)
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