Usage: Amber, of Scottish Gaelic origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Amber are in general originating from United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
The name Amber is ranked on the 138th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1769700 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.053% of the population.
The name Amber has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Amber for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Amber is a feminine given name taken from amber, the fossilized tree resin that is often used in the making of jewelry. Many boys in the middle eastern countries are also named Amber. The word is derived from the Arabic عنبر or anbar. The word can also refer to a yellowish-orange color.
Amber has been a popular name in English speaking countries. It was the 165th most popular name for baby girls born in the United States in 2008, having ranked among the 25 most popular names for baby girls from 1980 to 1997. It has ranked among the top 100 names for girls in England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Australia, and Canada in recent years.
English: from the vocabulary word for the gemstone amber, a word derived via Old French and Latin from Arabic ambar. This was first used as a given name at the end of the 19th century, but has become particularly popular in the past couple of decades. In part it owes its popularity to Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber (1944).
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