Esmeralda: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Esmeralda

This name means “emerald” in Spanish and Portuguese, so it fits with the gemstone name trend and is a great choice for a girl who will probably amass a giant collection of “precious tiny things” and hoard them in her room.

Nicknames:

Emmy, Esme.

Famous people named Esmeralda:

Fictional Esmeralda on Bewitched; Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago; Brazilian track and field athlete Esmeralda Garcia; actress Esmeralda Pimentel.

Fun fact:

Esmeralda is the name of Quasimodo’s love interest in Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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