Ember is a popular modern baby girl’s name of either English or French origin. It can mean “glowing hot coals” or “amber”. Ember has far surpassed the popularity of the name Amber as of 2020.

Meaning of the name Ember:

French: the precious stone
English: glowing hot coals

Origin of the name Ember:

The name Ember comes from French or English. In French, Ember is a variant of Amber and refers to the precious stone. In English, it means “glowing hot coals”.

Symbolism of the name Ember:

The precious stone amber is thought to symbolize calming stress and the balancing of the mind. It is considered by some to be a healing stone.

Style of the name Ember:


Gender of the name Ember:

Ember is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Ember:


Number of syllables in the name Ember:


Emotion evoked from the name Ember:

Ember evokes feelings of kindness and compassion.

Alternative spellings for the name Ember:

Embyr, Ehmber

Nicknames for the name Ember:

Popularity of the name Ember:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ember is a girl’s name that first became popular in 2009. Amber has surged to #187 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Ember:

Great middle names for the name Ember and their meanings:

  • Lee (pasture, meadow)
  • Aria (air, song, melody)
  • Luca (light)
  • Logan (little hollow)
  • Daniella (God is my judge)
  • Cassidy (curly haired)
  • Holly (holy day)

Famous people with the name Ember:

  • Ember Husak (American actress)
  • Ember Moon (ring name of Adrienne Reese, American pro wrestler)
  • Ember Jean Roloff (daughter of reality TV's Jeremy and Audrey Roloff)

Embers in popular culture:

  • Ember McLain (television, “Danny Phantom”)
  • Ember Evergreen (web series, “Project Mc²”)
  • Princess Ember (television, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”)
  • Ember Holmes (literature, Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking)
  • Ember (video game, “Spyro”)
  • Ember Quinlan (literature, Crescent City series by Sarah J. Maas)