Name: Esmeralda

Origin and Meaning of the Name Esmeralda

  • Meaning:
    Emerald
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (ez meh RAHL dah); (es meh RAHL dah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Esmeralda)
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Miscellaneous Info for Esmeralda

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  • Used in:
    English and Spanish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Means "emerald" in Spanish. In Victor Hugo's novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl whom Quasimodo is in love with. Another literary connection for Esmeralda would be in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" in which Esmeralda was the name of the mother of hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck, and also the aunt of Peregrin Took.

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